Feeling Crappy

by Jay on November 27, 2009

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I have come down with a nasty cold.  M. caught it last week from a co-worker, and I caught it from him 3 or 4 days later.  I can’t remember the last time I’ve been really, really sick, but this has knocked me flat on my back.  I called in sick to my job both Tuesday and Wednesday, and unfortunately haven’t been a very good Thanksgiving house guest here at my parents, spending most of my time in my room lying down.

There is an advantageous  side to being sick though.  I’ve been forced out of my routine, and have stopped filling my time with all of the clutter that usually fills up my day.  When you’re sick you have time to think. A lot of my thoughts aren’t good ones.  I have been slipping this year, on my weight, on my debt payment plans, on my goals in general.  Time doesn’t stand still, and I am not getting to where I want to be. I haven’t been keeping to the right path.

I’ve noticed in the past that when i get sick, I get motivated.  Some of my best weight loss and health “clean-ups” have come in the weeks after I’ve recoved from a bad cold or the flu.  Getting sick forces me to stop, to drop my daily habits, to get out of my comfort zone, and to think about what I want, to realize how precious good health and the time we have in our lives really is. It goes by quickly.

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Paul November 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Hi Jay,
I hope your feeling better soon. Was this the H1N1 flu? It seems pretty prevalent.
Reflection is good time to reset. I encourage you to focus on the future rather than the past. They past can’t be changed, but you have at least some control over the future. We all move backwards at times, but you’ve already shown you can move forward.

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