Today I stayed home and called in sick to work. I have a cold… again… so decided to have a day at home to rest up properly so the rest of my week can be productive… As the day has gone on, I am feeling better which is great – so why am I feeling guilty for making the decision to stay home (feeling better WAS the purpose of staying home!!). I have been thinking ‘you’re well enough to work’!… This is one of the struggles of Self-Care… How to know when to take a day off and when to just push through and keep going, knowing or hoping you’ll have a day at home soon to recuperate?
What I’ve been telling myself all day, is that I made this decision so that I would get better quickly and not have the cold drag on for days and days – when often all you need to get past a cold is a good day of rest! So if you’re struggling with a similar dilemma, maybe the question to ask yourself is “Is it better to have one day off and recuperate properly, or to be sick and not functioning above 80% for days on end?”
My encouragement to you and me is that YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Hope the cold hasn’t caught up with you yet and if it has, take some time to rest – whatever that looks like for you.
Take Care on the journey.