The amazing body cannot be replicated by science. I’ve learned during this flu that the body asks for what it needs. I’m learning to listen to my body.
Usually I can’t sleep in. My body says it is time to get up, and I get up. However, since contracting this flu I can sleep until 9:30am (like I did today.) It’s obvious my body needs the sleep.
I’ve also noticed the things I crave to eat, if we have it handy and I eat it, I feel physically better. For example, I was craving maple syrup. I had some and shortly after consuming it, I coughed up the gunk that was making me wheeze. Again, the amazing body knew what it needed.
I feel like I’m getting close to being better. I looked up how long the contagious period is for this flu, and I’m definitely past it now. (The CDC said 5-7 days.) It’s now dealing with the symptoms.
The worst symptom is the fatigue. You think you’re up to going down to the basement to get a bottle of canned fruit. So, you make the journey, and when you get back upstairs, that amazing body is saying, “You need to lie down.”
I dragged the laundry basked to the kitchen and felt like I had just ran the 440. It’s the body’s way of saying, “Take it easy.”
Take It Easy
Speaking of Take It Easy, I watched a YouTube video of the Eagles singing Take It Easy. The camera would swing to the audience and it was full of young ladies — groupies. It was funny watching their reactions to the lyrics.
Okay, I’m going to take it easy today. I want to be feeling up to attending my temple shift tomorrow.