Do you rest when you’re getting sick?

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Weekday Wisdom, Episode 51

Do you take care of yourself when you start feeling ill? Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s Weekday Wisdom.

Do you rest when you're getting sick?

Today’s episode is a little ironic, and you’ll understand why in a moment.

Today I’m going over Question Number 11 from the quiz I gave you way back in Episode 40. And today’s question is:

If I feel that I’m catching a cold,
I realize I may have stressed my immune system with overactivity,
so I stop and take care of myself.
True or false?

Well, the reason why this is ironic is that I’m actually home sick today! You see, I started getting a fever on Friday. And I had actually recorded Monday’s video on Friday. Yesterday’s video, on Tuesday, if you watch it, you’ll notice that I was a little low on energy because I still wasn’t feeling well. I took Monday off, but apparently, that wasn’t enough and so I went home early yesterday because I was feeling bad. And I came home and I was like out like a light. And I’m still not feeling 100 percent.

But I don’t want to miss a day of the Weekday Wisdom!

So there is a little irony here. I’m talking about “Take care of yourself when you’re catching a cold.” And here I am with a cold.

This is something I’ve learned about me: When I start coming down with something I need three days of rest to nip it in the bud. Usually, three days is enough. But, unfortunately, I guess I was a little over ambitious this weekend. And so I kind of pushed myself to work on blog posts and my book. And then, because I had to get up so early on Tuesday morning in order to get to work on time, I guess I just wasn’t ready. And so I’m home sick today. You can hear it in my voice is watch the video or listen to the audio.

Anyway, when you catch a cold, it’s because your immune system couldn’t fight it off. So what you need to do is kick back, put things aside, and rest. Now, here it is again, irony. I was taking care of myself by just sitting in one place and not doing anything that exerted myself. But I was working on the computer (like I am now). Because I’m an antsy sick person. So, I get it. I get it that if you’re in your own business, you want to be working, working, working, you never want to take any time off, but you really need to.

At least scale things back to take care of your health, because your health is so important. I know a cold may not sound life threatening, but it can be if you let it get into bronchitis, which can go into pneumonia, which I’ve had several times.

Yes, when you feel yourself coming down with something, take some vitamin C, maybe some vitamin A. Take a nap. Take lots of naps. Take care of yourself. Cancel all your appointments for the day, and get some rest. Like I said, I’ve found with me, three days tend to be the charm. It wasn’t this time. But, in most cases it is.

So, I hope you learn from my mistakes and take care of yourself when you’re catching a cold.

Remember this:
Don’t box yourself in. Think outside that box!
Spread your wings and fly.
Because you — yes you — are capable of more than you know.

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