A few weeks ago I was looking at Pinterest which I love and I was searching the words Just Breathe. I was looking for a quote on Just Breathe.
Little did I know how important those words would come to mean to me.
I have been focusing this year on self-care and finding a balance between work, home life and creative adventures. I had committed to going to boxing twice a week which was one of my first non-negotiables for the year.
I loved the commitment to boxing I was going twice a week and loved it.
I have also been journaling every day and loving it.
Last Saturday I woke up not feeling very well at all, I thought that I was coming down with something. I was able to make an appointment to see the Doctor that morning.
I thought that I had a cold or the flu, I love how I try to diagnose myself.
I knew that there was something was not okay with my left lung, but I was hoping that I could just push through (as I usually do).
The Doctor said that I had Pneumonia!
He wanted me to have an x-ray to confirm it and yes it was Pneumonia in my left lung.
The Doctor gave me a Doctor’s note to have the week off and I did ask him if I could go to boxing. What, I know! He said Umm probably not at the moment.
I thought that I would have a few days off, but no.
So this week I have spent the whole week at home I have slept, rested and have been extremely tired.
I think that this is the first time in a long time that I have had a full week of work.
I usually push through and just get on with things.
I am not very good at being unwell, I felt so guilty because I had a full week, and I had a really busy week with lots to do. I feel like I have let people down (I know something that I am working on).
I needed to make a decision I needed to take the time to look after myself and get better or go back to work and take longer to recover.
I realised that I actually didn’t have an option, take the time of and recovery fully.
I knew that I was not well, because I wasn’t interested in doing anything really only sleeping and resting.
So my search on Pinterest for Just Breathe is all that I could really do this week.
I am really learning a lot about self-care and looking after myself.
Hopefully I will be back at work next week. I have really missed it. I have missed being creative.
Will share more soon.