I have a cold with coughing that racks your whole body and a sore throat. I have not been this sick in a long time. I spent yesterday in bed feeling miserable. Today I got up and showered and decided to try to get some work done. I have been at the computer for almost 2 hours and I am starting to feel tired. I plan on lying down after I write this.
I always feel guilty for staying home and not getting anything done whether I’m working a full time job or not. What makes us feel this way? The need to be productive no matter what day or time it is. Last Sunday I decided to clean out the pantry. I took all the food out and scrubbed the shelves, I put the food back in reorganizing the cans and boxes of cereal. Now when I open the pantry it looks great and it makes me feel good to have it clean and neat. Well that spurred me on so I went and cleaned my bathroom and swept the back patio and did the laundry. It felt good to clean up my apartment until I realized I had not taken a walk or exercised then I started to feel bad about not making time to exercise.
It’s a cycle of always needing to do more, get more done. Is this due to how our society is pushing to achieve more? If you are busy 24/7 then you are perceived as having the perfect life, filled with friends, family, activities. What about down time, time to take care of ourselves? That is important and yet so few of us make it a priority. Okay I am making it a priority right now as I am going to lie down on the couch and try to stop coughing and I am not going to feel guilty for lying down (maybe).