Think of it as a vacation—Judy King, my mother
Yep. That’s me on November 20, 2016, snuggled by my kitty who rarely left my side during the affliction.
My weekend started out ideal: time off with my partner, enjoying the outdoors together, having a bonfire, a peaceful dinner together, a movie…
Sometime during our Saturday woodfest (clearing out the fallen trees and brush from our property), I started to feel a little off. I brushed off the ill-feeling as imaginary or possibly driving myself a little too hard but still hydrated myself and limited food intake on the precautionary side.
It didn’t work. By Sunday morning, I had a bad case of the Creeping Crud. When my mother called in, she responded with one of her favorite lines, “I know you hate being sick, Krissy, but think of it as a vacation.”
My typical reply, “This is NOT how I would spend a vacation!”
Earlier this year, I wrote, Entrepreneurs NEVER Get Sick! The message at that time was how to take care of yourself and business when you do get sick. The message today is to take time for self-care to limit sick days. Yes, there will be days we’ll get sick, but the more you take care of yourself now, the shorter the duration and severity your sick days will be in the long run.
Just as with starting a business, many people believe that self-care and good health must start at an early age. The lesson I have learned as an exercise physiologist working with cardiovascular patients and as a business owner are similar:
The time to start is NOW!
Being a business owner makes it extra critical to begin healthy habits as you pursue your entrepreneurial journey. Here’s why:
While a blog or e-newsletter takes a while to gain traction with your readers, your body and mind will benefit from exercise every day. A daily exercise routine is the perfect way to keep from going viral!
Kris the Scribbler
Originally published at kristhescribbler.com