Over the past few weeks I’ve been itching to put my thoughts down into words. It has been a notable time since I last wrote a blog but that has not been because I haven’t thought about it.
This past week I was hit with a massive cold. It really wasn’t much more than an head cold but boy did it zap all of my energy. I had a few revelations during the last week that I would love to share with you here:
1. Health is so important
This is not new, but every time I get sick, this is the first thought that crosses my mind. I am so grateful to be healthy. Every time I get sick I vow to wash my hands more frequently and take better care of myself. Here is to another go at that constant battle.
2. I am addicted to my phone
This too is not a new revelation. But it really hit me, when I was sick and needed to just rest aka nap, I was scrolling throw Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. Not really to serve any particular purpose. I really felt so disconnected from the world even though I’m so “connected”. That was the first time I felt that. It was really such a weird feeling.
This morning, I woke up with the thought of taking a break from social media and email on Sunday. Now, obviously today is a Sunday and I did not fulfill idea but it is something I think I am going to experiment with. Obviously being in PR, I need to be able to check work emails because crisis management might be needed, but I am going to take a more concerted effort moving forward to not spend aimless minutes, probably more realistically hours) scrolling through social media. Check in with me (during the week) to see how this going, starting next week! :)
3. Take care of yourself
Now, I am not one to not take care of myself. I sleep when I need to sleep. I know I cannot function optimally when I have not slept, and have never sacrificed this even as an undergraduate. Last week I went to a workshop at the Beyond Pink Conference, and it so obvious that I am an exception to this rule. It stuns me how many young women do not make this a priority in their lives. I’d also like to note that I am NOT at my optimal in this regard. I really need to focus on my nutrition and my fitness, more consistently. This was particularly evident to me as I laid sick on my couch for the majority of the week.
Now that I am feeling better, though not a 100% yet, I am excited to refocus on these points. It is always good to recharge your health and personal development.
Have a great start to your week.