How do you handle sick?
I’m sick today. I have a cold, sore throat, headache, you name it. I don’t like being sick. No one does. Being drained of energy, tired, and just generally lethargic makes me feel vulnerable. I don’t know what it is about getting a cold but it makes me want to eat. It may be that I’m wanting to feel better and comforted so I turn to my favorite comfort foods rather than the appropriate cold relief medication. I know the things that I need are hot tea, water, and plenty of rest. This is the time to practice self-nurturing habits rather than self-destructive habits of eating emotionally for comfort.
I’m off to take a shower, drink some hot tea, and take a nap. I’m listening to what my body needs rather than what my head hunger wants. That’s truly the best of health I can give to myself.
All the best,