I am guessing I am not the only person who has a ‘who gives a f***’ attitude when they are sick. I mean, I am sick. My first and primary priority is to feel better (wow, see… that’s why I get that attitude. first AND primary?? really?? Ugh). It’s clearly not like I can think well so I can’t be trusted to make any good decisions. My energy level becomes pretty much non existent. My motivation is down the drain. It just gets ugly.
There is reason for this. We are designed on purpose like this, so that we can take our sick moments to actually slow down (woah. not that!) and allow our bodies to heal. Hence the ‘who gives a f***’ attitude. Funny enough, life goes on anyway. We can look all around us and see that our husbands really are capable of getting the kids ready in the morning. Our bosses and coworkers really are capable of functioning without us. Those urgent tasks we mistakenly believe will be our downfall if we don’t address them just sit and wait patiently for our return to health.
This is our opportunity. To change the way we think and cope with life on a daily basis. If everything still works when we are sick, then maybe, just maybe, it could be the same when we are well? Maybe we can learn to see those urgent tasks as just tasks that will get accomplished..eventually. Maybe we can look to our bosses/coworkers/spouses/significant others/friends/family/church groups/social groups and ask for assistance to ease the burden on our own lives?
Oh, I hear you now.. “but you don’t understand”, “I am the only one who…”, “I tried that and got yelled at/told I was selfish”. I am not saying it will be easy. It’s as uncomfortable as hell. Change almost always is. But, the world will not end. Your world will not end. You will just shake things up a bit and when they settle, you may just find yourself with a little more peace. A little less stress. And, really, we are only here for a short while. Isn’t it worth it? Aren’t you worth it?