So I’ve been down and out this week with the flu. It seems like everyone is getting it this year. Luckily, I had the “good” strain, so I only had a low grade fever and it felt like a pickup truck hit me, not a semi truck, like those who got the “bad” strain.
I think I’m on the downhill side, but while I was lying around doing nothing, I was thinking a lot about how to improve my life. Months ago (maybe years), I tore this out of a magazine. I don’t even remember which one, so I can’t properly source it.
It’s three questions to ask yourself every morning. I try to remember to do it every day when I’m getting ready, but I’ll admit, it’s really hard.
The first one is “What will make me healthy today?” I try to keep up with this one by running, doing 21 Day Fix exercises and attempting to eat healthy. This week, it has been sleeping 20 hours a day trying to kick this stupid virus.
The second question is one of the hardest for me. “What will make me feel connected today?” I am an introvert. Probably to a fault. I don’t like interacting with people, and I don’t usually seek out connection. This is an important one for me to keep in mind so that I don’t just shut myself out from the world. I have plenty of friends and family members, but I just need to remember to connect with them on a daily basis and get out of my bubble.
The third question is what has been driving my life recently. “What will give me a sense of purpose today?” I’m trying to learn that I am not my job. Although I can get some fulfillment from work, I need to find purpose elsewhere as well. That is one of the reasons that I started this blog. I need to get back to my passions of writing and reading, and I need to develop my new passion of running. I need things in life to give me purpose so I’m not just going through the motions every day.
Well, this one was short and sweet, but that’s what the flu will do to you. It makes you introspective, but takes away all of your thinking skills.