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The Perks Of Being Sick
"How being sick taught me acceptance"
The last couple of weeks have been so crazy with so much to do. I feel like there is not enough time in the day to complete everything. Of course, I get sick when things start to get busy in my life. Why couldn't this happen when nothing was going on? I was so annoyed and frustrated. The first day I tried to act like I wasn't sick. I worked, ran errands and went to the gym. Well that didn't work out so well because I go even more sick and felt even more frustrated. At this point, I realized I need to just accept what is. I don't feel well and that's okay. I can't do anything about it so I just need to accept it. In life we have such a hard time with acceptance. We are constantly trying to fight a situation or resist it. What if we just said, "Yeah, this is shitty but I can't do anything about it so I accept this situation for what it is."
Acceptance is really difficult for me. My "little self" thinks it can solve anything and force anything to be the way I want it to be but this isn't true. Through acceptance we find peace and the thoughtful actions we need to make best of a situation. I understand having a cold is not that big of a deal but whether it is a serious situation or a not so serious situation, I think acceptance can be practiced.
When I did just embrace being sick, I was able to enjoy it. I allowed myself to rest, watch TV and eat whatever I wanted. Instead of making myself work, I made myself rest. So far, those were the best days of 2014.
Hopefully my little experience can be of use to someone who has a hard time accepting unwanted situations. Remember, whatever resists persists and whatever you fight, strengthens.