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What Not To Worry About #27

Well friends, I am writing this post from a sick bed struck down with some unbeknownst sickness surrounded by pillows and tissues like the bloody Queen of Sheba. Like most sane people on this Earth I hate being sick. I hate the self-pity that comes rolling in along with it and the guilt of having to call work like some sniffling criminal. Why must we stress so much when our bodies remind us that we need to rest? So I have been forced to listen and sleep and drink tea and sleep some more. I have watched some terrible movies that would normally have me cringing to my core but today I am crying in to my tenth cup of tea wondering what has come over me. I tend to become overly sensitive when I am ill - am the only one? I need constant reassurance and berate myself for being so pathetic for needing cuddles on demand but I find that cuddles are the best medicine. And ice cold Lucozade.

All photos taken by the lovely Rebecca from A Clothes Horse

I also veer on the negative side when I'm poorly which is why this wee post came in hand this afternoon. It's amazing (and a little bit disconcerting) how my mood can change like the wind as soon as I become vulnerable. One minute I am more Beyoncé than Beyoncé herself and the next I am the ultimate dependent woman. Taking the time out to have some perspective has definitely lifted this girl out of her wallowing ways. So this week here are the few things I will choose to let go of instead of bringing me down... Feeling weak As mentioned above I don't enjoy feeling weak but we have to accept that we can't always be invincible. We need to rest, accept help when we need it and find some happiness in the moments when we can relish in being still. People who steal parking spaces Tescos carpark can be a real war-zone at around 6pm on a Monday. People become animals behind the steering wheel as they fight for the space closest to the door so their wee legs won't buckle from the strain of pushing a trolley full of shopping. I'm the biggest culprit! I usually curse anyone that steals the spot I was gunning for but this week I will be happy for the extra few metres that I have to walk and count it towards the cardio I keep talking about needing more of. Leaving voicemails God help anyone who has to listen to one of my voicemails!! I am a mumbling wreck when I have to leave one - the pressure is too much! Even calling my pharmacy and listing my own name and number is enough to induce a moment of panic. Roll on deodorant This stuff actually makes me sweat making it a complete waste of time. I hate aerosol cans though because of my general love of the planet but roll on just doesn't cut it. Empty toilet rolls People who don't replace empty toilet rolls are just complete hallions in my eyes. And that's it for today. Wishing you a lovely week and here's to hoping for some more of that sun that we love complaining about!!

About Author

I'm Alex, the writer, photographer and creator of The Full Shilling. I started writing as a way to share all my favourite places in Ireland and the list just keeps growing! My aim is that you'll find somewhere new to explore and you'll make some great memories along the way. Happy reading!

2 Comments

  • Alex Donnelly
    4 years ago

    Glad I'm not the only one Francesca! Thanks for the well wishes, already on the mend I think xx

  • Francesca
    4 years ago

    Aw Alex, I hope you feel better soon! I become super sensitive and dependent when I'm ill too, haha. Take care! x

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