Have you ever pushed yourself so hard that you got sick? Or maybe you let your self-care slide just enough that you began to lose steam?
Here’s the thing, if you don’t take care of you, the Universe will be sure to intervene on your behalf. You wanna know how I know?
For the past two weeks I’ve been sick. I don’t get sick very often, but when I do, I do so in a major way. Not to mention, I make the worst patient. I get cranky when I have to stay in bed and my plans get thrown way off track.
And I had BIG plans prior to getting sick.
I was going to record all my videos for the Insider’s Guide to Dealing With Fear e-course. I was going to go through and make the final edits and format the e-course so that I could launch it at the end of this month.
Did any of that happen? No!
Instead, I found myself in bed sleeping lots and worrying lots.
I worried that I was letting people down…because I said I was going to launch this month.
I worried that something would fall through the cracks while I was laid out flat, hacking up a lung.
What’s funny, I know better! I know how important self-care and fun is. I’m a huge proponent, but sadly, it seems my taskmaster alter ego got the better of me.
“Pam, you have an e-course to launch. You promised. Work harder! Get it done and get it done now!”
Does that sound familiar?
I kept pushing and pushing to get everything done, letting my self-care slide and my fun go missing. Until…
Wham! Enter nasty virus stage left with no choice, but to stop, rest, and just be.
“I am a human being, not a human doing. Don't equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren't what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don't...you aren't." - Dr. Wayne Dyer
I actually have to admit that I’m glad the Universe intervened on my behalf. Not that I wanted to get sick, but I did need a swift kick in the ass to remind myself of what’s important.
Like the following reminders…
So, my friends if you aren’t already doing so, my challenge to you is this…
…please, please, please ensure that you are doing something fun each week and that each day you are taking some time just for you. Because remember…you are a human being, not a human doing and for that reason, and that reason alone the Universe will always intervene on your behalf.
Much love and light to you...