Ugh- getting sick is no fun! You may feel like whenever you get sick that you just have to soldier on and push through, but I offer another option: Rest & Send Love.
Confession: I’m definitely still learning this one myself, because it is not always easy as a strong, proud woman to let someone help me. I don’t want to be a burden, you know? But the truth is that you can learn a lot about how to love yourself and others better by spending some time receiving it.
So, today, I cancelled my appointments and crawled back into bed. I let my bf help me for a hot minute, and then told him in a tone that was supposed to sound strong & confident that he didn’t have to stay. Unfortunately I’m afraid I sounded more ungrateful & frustrated than anything. (I’m so sorry Babe.) After a few I Love You’s and a promise that I would be ok and rest, he scooted off to work and I sat with my sick body trying to figure out what to do next. That’s when I listened to my heart and created this mantra for a sick day: “Whenever I feel sick, I can rest and send Love to my body.”
Let your body know that you’re in this together, and that you are going to help her heal.
Rest. Send Love. Allow yourself the time and space to heal, and allow yourself to graciously accept help when it is offered.