Why do we get sick? Do you ever ask yourself that? I recently got sick. And I hated that feeling. Seriously. Let me share with you my realizations while battling my throbbing headache, golf ball sized sore throat and a barely movable body.
March 9, 2017 - Thursday
I started feeling grouchy. I know I'm normally moody but this time, it's a different kind of “grouchiness”. I just shrugged it off, did my usual yoga and I took my power nap. After the nap, I went on with my usual day.
I watched a movie that night, thinking I just need a little break.
March 10, 2017 - Friday
I officially called it “sick me”. I barely get sick. Because we have natural products to fight it off. Yes, I use ALL our products. From Angel's Secret to AlphaSpin to Suso Hydrogen Water Maker to JMS3. EVERYTHING. And my sickness was getting on my nerves because I was thinking of work. The workaholic in me is complaining. Somebody said, The body talks to us in 3 ways. It whispers, it screams and it shouts. Let me get that excerpt from the book, “Don't Let Them Lose You, How to Take Care of Your Health so You Can Take Care of Others” by Dr. Didoy Lubaton
Sickness is your body shouting to you. Normally, your body doesn't shout. When it needs something, like water, or sleep, or vegetables, or love, or laughter, or peace, it whispers.
But because we're busy listening to the noise outside instead of the whispers from within, our bodies starve.
And so it starts to shout. That's what we call sickness.
And if we drown out its voice by swallowing a pill or getting invasive medical treatments, our body starts to scream. That scream is a chronic disease that is trying to wake us up or we die.
So with this sickness, my body is already shouting.. Shouting what? At that time I didn't care, I wanted to finish my work. I was expecting to be well the next day. Wow, robot. And I even said, “I have appointments tomorrow. If I'm still not okay I'll just pop some paracetamol” Ehem…. Reading up to this point, I think you know why… hehe
March 11,2017 - Saturday
I threw in the towel. Called off my appointments and I was bed rest the whole day. I was really sick. My head was aching, my temperature was shooting up, my throat was so sore I couldn't eat anything but fluids and soft fruits. No colds, no cough. Just fever, a very irritating migraine and a very very very weak body that I can barely walk.
I had no choice. I just rested the whole day. No work. Bombarded with hydrogen water from Suso Hydrogen Maker. Slept in the JMS3. And I had to pop 3 paracetamol total (ugh) That's all I did. Man I hated it doing nothing but rest. But I had no choice.
March 12, 2017 - Sunday
I stayed at home. I was still sick. I felt a lot better because I finally rested. But I was still sick. I wasn't able to go to The Feast (weekly Catholic prayer meeting) my body was not cooperating. I just had to go with the live streaming to nourish my spirit. And true enough, thank you for technology. I felt better after hearing mass and the feast talk even through live stream. I actually watched another movie - Moana. Which was so connected to the Feast talk that day. I know there's always a kid in me. I still love watching cartoons.
March 13, 2017 - Monday
I was up, I had a pre-scheduled meet up and appointments that day that I can't cancel. I was not 100% okay yet. Around 95% and I still was dizzy riding in the car so I had no choice but to pop another paracetamol (ugh!!!) so that I won't look haggard. My face was oily aside from the onset of my period, my body was still recuperating. That day went well until Trinoma was in flames. Yep, I was there. And I had to walk far.. I rested that night. Thank God, I'm okay.
March 14, 2017 - Tuesday
I'm 98% up and running and all I can think of was thank you Dr. REST. I may have the best natural products to combat illnesses but I forgot one thing. To rest.
I learned from this experience that balancing life with work and rest is something that we will benefit in the long run. It can't be all work and it can't be all rest either. There should always be a balance. As I write this today, I am resting from my website work. Yes, I'm still updating and upgrading the website. I want to give the best to my clients. But I should always remember Dr. Rest. It's always 7 doctors: Dr. Water, Dr. Move, Dr. Green, Dr. Air, Dr. Sleep and Rest, Dr. Breathe, Dr. Food
How about you? Do you need a doctor too? Or maybe you just need to listen to that whisper.. Listen good. Listen well..