Posted in Internet Network Marketing Business | Posted on 26-04-2010|
Then WHAM! The freight train hit me on Wednesday afternoon.
I had been feeling ‘under the weather’ since Sunday, but thought it would ‘go away.’ Yeah, right! Who did I think I was? Wonder Woman?
Anyway…, I felt miserable. My body ached all over and the chills felt like I was sitting in ice water. Everything hurt. My eyes, my head, my throat, even my hair. To add to all this that nagging cough I had for the past two days totally exhausted me.
I crawled in bed Wednesday afternoon and didn’t get up until noon today, Monday.
For the past 6 years, I hadn’t had as much as a sniffle. But I guess my luck finally ran out. My number was up and I had to pay the price.
There’s a German saying, which I remember well, because I have heard my mother say it so often.
“Wer nicht hoeren will muss fuehlen!” Which roughly translated means, „if you don’t want to listen you’ll have to feel it.“ Guess I’ve never listened well.
Knocking me out cold was the only way for nature to get me off this computer and finally get some rest. My husband had been after me long since to stop working 24/7. But it seemed there was always something “that needed to be done before going to bed.”
“Cars don’t run without fuel and you don’t either,” that’s what my husband told me. Yeah, I did need some rest to recharge my battery. And if getting the flu was the only way to accomplish this, then well, so be it.
I feel a lot better today. And to my surprise, the world is still turning as it always did. It didn’t stop because I didn’t answer my emails since Wednesday afternoon (OMG, really???), or I missed some of my other “must-get-done-before-bedtime tasks.”
And look, the kids didn’t starve to death either, because they missed mom’s cooking and had to eat pizza two days in a row. Oh, and as it turns out, dad’s quite the chef if given the chance to shine in the kitchen.
So, I guess I’ll have to face it, … I am not Wonder Woman after all.
Looks like I’m quite expendable. Life would go on without me… But, I’d rather be in it.
Slowing down and taking time to smell the flowers is something I will have to learn. It’s not my nature. So we’ll see how that goes.
But for the time being, I’ll be listening to the General of this household (which I mistakenly thought I was) and there won’t be such thing as …”this has to get done before I go to bed.”
To Your Success,
P.S. Can you relate? Have you ever worked until you ran out of fuel? If so, share your story with us in the comment box below.