Okay, I haven’t gotten rid of my cold yet. But in a radical departure from my norm, I’m actually taking a sick day.
I don’t take sick days. Hardly ever. I don’t like ’em. I find I feel better when I have stuff to do, and being sick at home just makes me feel worse.
But I’m trying to really get over a cold fast here. So focusing on getting better, rather than getting through, is my key.
Hence: sick day. I have emailed a buttload of people. I’ve moved and cleared meetings. I’m setting everything up to spend a day with NyQuil and clean sheets.
If this doesn’t work, I’m gonna be a bit pissed. To be honest. Because if I don’t get better by focusing on getting better, then I’ve just wasted a bunch of time focusing on getting better.
Maybe I’m putting too much pressure on myself to get better now. But I don’t care. I’ve spent a full day on this, and two with today. I want to get &^%$ better. Otherwise I’m’a just revert to the “power through” strategy for future illness.