Push on or take a sick Day?

I’ve been fighting/arguing with/ignoring a bit of a cold for the past 4 days now. Nothing major, I’m just not feeling great, tired, aches and pains, headache and my voice threatens to disappear from time to time.

I am renowned at pushing on through illness. Some pretty bad ones in the past! And that has been both a good thing and a bad thing – how else would I have achieved what I have, sometimes you do have to just keep going. When I first was diagnosed with under active thyroid I could (perhaps should have) taken several months off. My body would have healed better that way, but my mind wouldn’t have. The gymnastics business had its most significant growth through that period of my life….. If I’d taken bed rest then where would I be now?

Over time I have changed my mindset and now there’s no way I’d take a risk with my health like that again. Nothing is more important than health. Yet I still struggle with knowing where the line is between allowing my body rest and keeping mentally strong.

This really is just a bit of a cold. I’ll still be coaching for the rest of the week no problem. But should I take it easy during the remaining time or battle on? What price will either choice cost me?

Hmm I think it’s time for a cup of tea (and some email).

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