Sometimes we just need to sleep! Yesterday was that kind of day. I guess I had been pushing it. My husband and I just returned from an incredible holiday in Japan,. To re-acclimate to our time zone, I jumped right back into running every day except Sundays which is a walk day. However I ended up running 7 days in a row, in foggy weather somewhat cooler than I am used to. So what happened? I got a bit chilled and starting sneezing. My body was telling me to slow down and get some rest. I tried to ignore it a bit, but by 7:30 last night I decided to go to bed. I doubled up with comforters and socks and snuggled in. It felt so good even though I was sneezing and congested at first. Maybe it took a little longer to finally fall asleep, but sleep I did!
12 hours later I am refreshed and ready to take on a new day. My sinuses are clear and I am back to being me.
Lesson? Listen to your body. Don’t get upset when you feel out of sorts. Do what you need to do to recover and recharge. Forget the guilt. It is okay. Take the time to replenish and nourish yourself. It could be sleeping, reading, walking in nature, listening to music, hearing a motivational and inspirational speaker, painting, writing, planting flowers, baking. So many wonderful experiences to rejuvenate yourself. For it is only when we feel good that we can assist and give to others.
With Light and Love,