Today is March 8th and it is my second day back to work.
Yesterday was my first day back and I was exhausted. For the last several days I have been very ill. I haven’t blogged, posted in social media, or held telephone conversations except with my mother. This was a time of great reflection for me.
I strongly believe that your body communicates with your mind and vice versa. My body has expressed a lot over the last few days. In spite of all that I may find a priority, I recognize that if your health is not right none of that matters. Anything can happen at any time to slow you down or stop you in your tracks. When the body needs attention it demands it! So, my body has become a high priority.
Being forced into bed rest may not be pleasant but sometimes it is probably necessary.
At the risk of sounding simplistic, my experience made me realize that pneumonia is a serious condition. It affects your lungs; your lungs relate to breathing. Breathing has to do with life; and life has to do with truly living. If your quality of living is in any way hampered, it changes the game. This is all I could think about for the last week.
The side effects of the antibiotics made me very uncomfortable and unmotivated to do anything but lay lifeless in bed and watch episode after episode of Greenleaf (thanks to Oprah Winfrey). I finished Seasons 1-3 on Netflix.
I also did a lot of reading and listening to audio books. The three books I rotated were:
- Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown
- The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, & Courage, by Brene Brown
- Childhood Disrupted, by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
There is so much I have to share going forward! Stay tuned to my daily truth.
Peace and blessings,