So, Tuesday I woke with a bad sore throat, out of the blue...as I went about my day, I started to see this was not going away and I had to do something about it.
I booked in with my acupuncturist, to nip this in the bud and though my fever spiked in the night I did wake feeling better then the day before. But, I was still not myself...and thus, I cancelled treating my clients, as firstly, I do not want to infect anyone, and secondly, I do not feel I can give 100% when not feeling 100%.
This is a good time to see, how my health is so important to myself and to others also. All our health is isn't it? As we all have connections and people that count on us whether family, friends, partners, colleagues, clients....
Are you able to really take care of your health at the drop of a dime??
For me, as health is my business, I actually am very good at self care, but, I am aware how so few people have lives that permit this kind self care.
I have always believed that our foundations must be solid to be a support to anyone else! Like the airplane analogy, putting the oxygen mask on YOURSELF first, or you can't really help the person next to you...
So, I ask everyone, do you have a plan of action if you need to get help quick for your health, especially if you are a practitioner, do you have someone you know will be there to help you?
If you are not, do you have a natural doctor/homeopath/reflexologist/acupuncturist you trust?
Of course the first thing to do is go to your family gp if you feel it warrants it, but as with mine it was just a seasonal cold which allopathic medicine has no real way to get rid of this but so many natural medicines truly do.
So check out your local community of health care providers, and find one you can trust for the basics like preventative stress relief to real health challenges like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, flu's, etc etc.
And then rest easy that you have a plan if need be....