Sometimes You Just Have To Stop

I had an important meeting to go to a couple of days ago so how annoyed do you think I was when I came down with a serious dose of the flu on Sunday. It was so bad that I literally could not get out of bed for a couple of days….. but what about the research and preparation I had to do for my meeting??

To actually get the full story we need to go back a week previous to this when I woke up one morning feeling pretty horrible with flu like symptoms also. I decided not to let it stop me and continued on working, thinking “ah it’s just a cold!” The next day I felt a little better and put my miraculous recovery down to my self medication tactics of working from my bed and sipping on hot drinks for a day! The next day I felt a little better and continued on as normal, had a weekend filled with meeting friends, socialising, exercise etc. Still singing my own praises of my miraculous recovery, even though I knew I was still not 100%! Until Sunday that was when I could not pretend anymore after my body decided to take control of the reigns!

So I was committed to my bed for 3 days, which actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise.. I got to catch up on a lot of reading and DVD’s that have been gathering a pile of dust for some time now. It also allowed me time to think and come up with idea’s and plans for the future.

5 days on I am still not 100% better but getting there and I have learned the following.

Give yourself time to rest: When your body gives you the nudge to rest, then take the hint or you could pay for it at a later stage. Everyone is busy but, we all need our rest time, especially when we are not feeling well. Even if we stop, life will still go on, and whatever needs to be done will get done, even if it’s not at the time you expect it!

Use the time to re-evaluate: I believe that when we get sick it happens because we are not paying attention to something our body is telling us. Instead of rushing your recovery, why not take the time to re-evaluate what’s going on in your life, and asses if any changes should be made. Just ensure to implement those changes when you return to full health again, or you could end up in a vicious cycle!

To your continued success,

Breda – helping you plan today for a brilliant tomorrow.
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© Copyright Breda Stackpool, 2011 – Breda Stackpool, founder of Perfect Plans For Life, believes everyone can have the Business and/or Lifestyle they want through effective planning, time management and follow through. She publishes her newsletters and articles to inspire people to make small changes in their life so they can dramatically change their results. This free information is available in her newsletters and E-book “Becoming Unstuck”.


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