Shards of Consciousness

How Illness Reinforces What We Thought We Knew

I didn't get anything written yesterday because I was busy being ill. You don't really want to know the details. Once I was feeling well enough to care about other things, I thought about how much of our lives are spent learning and relearning things we supposedly already know.

1. Stress increases our chances of becoming ill. The past two weeks have been eventful, in both good and bad ways. The events covered everything from hospitalizations, news about family marriage plans and job changes, to the car breaking down due to my own clumsiness. It does all add up.

2. We really should have a few posts done and saved for emergencies. Not drafts. Not ideas. Completed posts. That way when our friends come by, we have something to share with them.

3. Don't overload ourselves to the breaking point. We don't leave ourselves any leeway when things don't go as we plan, and it adds stress that other events can tip into a direction we don't really want to go.

2 Responses to How Illness Reinforces What We Thought We Knew

  • Rick, I have an antidote for this. Take time to be good to you.... and be sure you schedule it in or you never have it...

    I used to find myself suffering horrible migraines... some I know were a result of stress. Many of us are just too hard on ourselves.

  • Hello Robyn,

    Migraines are miserble. I've never had them, but Lady Glynis has a history. I'm glad you've managed to get rid of most of them.

    Many of us are just too hard on ourselves.

    You've got that right. Most of the things I talk about I learned (and often need to relearn) for just that reason.

    Thank you for checking in.

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