Sunday, 23 September 2012

Something New Day 2: Hot baths and doing nothing

Well, as bad luck would have it, my body completely crashed before day 2 even dawned. From the moment I woke up, I've had excrutiating stomach cramps and back pain, which later turned into being unable to keep anything down. Yay!!

When you feel like that, it's hard to make yourself do anything, let alone anything new. In Czech, Sunday is Neděle - which literally means to do nothing. So, on the day of doing nothing, that is what I did.

Actually not my bath, but close enough...
Well, I also ran myself a steaming hot bath - being a quick shower kind of girl, I rarely let myself soak and relax. The heat did something to soothe the pain, but I still don't feel much like moving from my bed.

Sometimes we push ourselves too hard, and our bodies tell us to slow down by making us ill (hey - there IS science here - stress knocks your immune system for six). Last week was a lot busier than I've been used to - getting up at 6 or 7am and not getting home until 8 or 9pm - and I think I'm paying the price for it now.  I could have pushed through it and told myself it was fine, but today I let my body heal a little. Tomorrow, I'll be back at work, though...

So what did you do today?

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