Monday, 30 March 2009

Bring It On.

37 days:
My off-the-internet experience last night wasn't quite as productive as the previous night's, as I seem to be coming down with... something. Hopefully it's just the start of a cold. But it meant I was awake till the birds were singing, with a throat that felt like it was being sandpapered and alternating hot and cold spells that meant I was kicking the blankets off, then piling extra ones on, before kicking them off again. I think it's stress leaving my immune system vulnerable to anything that comes my way.

So my evening wasn't filled with hundreds of previously undone things this time, instead, turning off the internet gave me the opportunity to sit back and take it easy, while letting my body begin to recuperate. I like having this time to be able to focus on myself and where I'm at, I've been losing track of all that way too easily lately.


Last night I wrote that I want to live big, to experience life to the full without worrying about making the wrong choices and getting stuck in a rut. Today Christine Kane's Bring It On post flashed up in my google reader. It couldn't be more perfectly timed for me. It's exactly how I'm feeling right now. I just need to get through my final weeks at uni, and then I can let the universe know I'm ready... bring it on!


cynthia said...

Back in January of 2007, I came near to collapse. So many things in my life were spinning out of control and I really needed some time away or I felt like I would end up with a nervous breakdown. I checked into a hotel for a week ... The day after I checked in, I came down with the worst cold ever. I think stress was keeping me going, from putting out one fire to the next. As soon as I gave myself a break, my body collapsed into illness.

I don't know if that has anything to do with your getting sick. But maybe, since you altered your routine, your body has given into illness to further the rest and healing that you need.

Just some thoughts ...

Thinking about you and all the other 37 day participants!

Evie.E said...

That makes a lot of sense, it's probably the case actually.. I'll try to give my body as much chance to recover as possible, helping it out rather than fighting against its pleas for rest.

Thank you for this suggestion of why I'm getting sick, it's a good wake up call for me to be more aware.

dharmamama said...

I think an evening of rest can be VERY productive! We need the downtime, too. I thought of this Christine Kane post (love her, too!):