Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Listening To and Taking Notice Of

I'm one of those annoying sorts of people who like to be doing.
I can easily fill my days and then some.
Which is why learning that I am iron deficient has knocked me for six.
Currently, I can't just ignore it and carry on.
My body is saying no and saying no very loudly.
I'm having to re-educate myself.
And fairly quickly, at that.
Having a lie-down after lunch or lounging on the sofa with a book is not me shirking.
It's what's needed.
Taking time for a hour of pampering is also welcome (manicure and eyebrow wax), because of the need to be still.
Rest and recuperation really are just what the doctor ordered.

9 comments:

Alison said...

So glad to hear. You are listening to your Doctor...AND your body!!
Alison xx

Margaret J said...

Hear, hear x5

Missus Wookie said...

I found putting it on my calendar as a repeating reminder to do helped tremendously. I ignore Wookie's chortling that I have down time on my to do list ;) Hope you feel better soon.

Mary Lou said...

Good for you. If you do not take care of yourself now, you certainly will not be able to take care of B.O. & B.C. By the way, I think that shade of blue is perfect on you. Which Kate Morton?

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I'm one of those who likes to be "doing" all the time too, so I know how difficult it must be for you to be still. Hang in there and take care of yourself, Ruth! xo

Amy said...

Last year I began to dedicate, with varying degrees of success, 1hr a day to sitting down and reading ... I love it!

debs14 said...

I am sorry you are feeling under par but pleased to read that you are listening to your doctor and doing what you are told! I think we all need to plan a bit of rest into our days.

Ladkyis said...

Humans grow physically and mentally, but rarely at the same time. You see children have a growth spurt and then their physical growth seems to slow and they improve their reading or they suddenly "get" telling the time. Same with adults, you have busy physical time and then you must have intellectual time. So some domestic physical stuff and then equal time with feet up and your nose in a book, or scrapbooking or just sitting and watching the birdies on the feeder. It does wonders for stimulating the mind and it helps to maintain your body too. Essential all through life.

Sian said...

I'm right there with you! I started to get the message when the doc told me it would take a month for me to start feeling better and then pressed some iron tablets into my hand to take on top of everything else. Reading a book was her advice, too. Let's gather our energy together. Broccoli eaters of the world unite!

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