Today, I listened


My mojo’s been lacking this week.

I’ve felt lethargic. Less-than-engaged.  Achy. Headachy.   I’ve been pushing through it, as most of us do, assuming I would catch up.

This week, I’ve worked with a headache; I’ve left with a backache.  I’ve stayed up too late because sleep skipped past me.

Today. I listened. 

I got up for work at my regular time, after a fitful night’s sleep. Blah.  My hair hurt. My eyes hurt.  My body hurt.

I looked in the mirror and did something I rarely do.

I listened.

I listened to my body when it said, “I really need sleep.”

I listened to my body when it said, “Help me. You have sick days. Use one.”

Today. I listened. 

I hugged our teenager as he left for the bus stop; I closed the door, climbed the stairs and slipped back under the covers.  And I slept. For four hours. 

Today. I listened.

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6 thoughts on “Today, I listened

  1. Now, that’s a good day. I have a feeling your body is thanking you for some nice blissful couch propping. It’s definitely good to listen to your needs. Hope you feel better and just needed a little rest.

  2. I really needed to listen to myself too…I booked a flight to Orlando just for a weekend AWAY. I can not wait!

  3. Good plan, wise woman! Still can’t figure out where to “follow” you but I will be notified of new posts via email now, so I got that going for me 🙂

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