Saturday, February 12, 2011

life lessons from being sick

hello loves! you might have been wondering why i haven't been blogging recently or have noticed my absence on my beloved twitter. well, i've been down and out with some sort of silly bug. it's been going around and just when i thought i had skirted around it... it got me.


in fact, i'm blogging from my comfy bed with homemade chai, pets, pillows, books, magazines and my trusted vic mac-key nearby. (yes, i was a big fan of shawn ryan's the shield. therein lies the name of my macbook pro.)

i've had to cancel massage clients, bowenwork clients, yoga classes and the end all - be all my yoga & creativity workshop i have scheduled for tomorrow. (sigh!) it's given me a chance to catch up on some things though (between bouts of sleep that is): some fabulous articles online, and the 2nd & 3rd of this trilogy (love!).

but in ways, i guess i had this little life lesson coming. i've been going non-stop for i can't remember how long. with a long line of "yes, i can fit you in" "sure, tomorrow is fine" "it's ok, don't worry about it." and the list goes on & on. but one thing you have to remember is if you don't take care of yourself first, then you can't take care of others. at least not properly anyways.

so life's little lesson has made me slow down even though i didn't want to. but i can say that i've taken a lot away from this lesson. just to name a few:

#1 take care of yourself first
#2 learn to say no when it's best for me
#3 learn to better prioritize tasks (and people for that matter)

i'm hoping that you stay healthy & well.

hugs & namaste

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8 comments:

Serafina said...

Feel better soon!

TheAnalyst said...

I hope you feel better soon! Always important to take time for yourself!

Googlover/keishua said...

Oh, I hope you are better. Being sick can be the pits but I am glad you are being entertained. I have been meaning to read that trilogy forever.

Carolyn said...

Feel better Dear Melita..xoxo

Y is for Yogini said...

Get well soon! Glad to hear you are taking good care of yourself. xoxo

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Get well soon.... you have noted some important lessons. Rest up and feel better x

Elisse said...

I'm a huge believer in lessons #1 and #2. Get well soon, friend!

Smriti said...

Know what I think is funny? I'm from India... I'm learning yoga through Kate Potter's videos and you're speaking of masala chaai! Sigh!! Hahah!! :D