Not feeling well?

On Saturday I woke up and did not feel quite right. In my normal style I tried to push on, but it became very clear early on to me that I was not going to be able to push my way through the day. In the early afternoon I decided to crash and burn and rest up. So back to bed I went and slept a few extra hours. Now this is not my normal way to do things as I am the sort of person that does not rest well.

So what was the result?

Within twelve hours I was back to normal, just about. My wife even commented that I was calmer and looked rested. This was a good thing as on the Sunday I had plenty to do, including a meeting in Yass for the Central Australia Project and University studies. It became clear to me that rest was actually the quickest option to recovery.

In trying to stay healthy I believe that sleep, exercise, a good diet (including vitamins), management of stress levels and a positive mental attitude are all keys elements. I am not the best at looking after myself in these areas and certainly need to pull up my socks in all areas but the positive mental attitude. So that is my challenge….

What is your secret for staying healthy?
What are your secrets for recovering quickly from illness?
Do you take pharmaceuticals or a believer in natural remedies?

About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Monday, 15 Jul 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Our citrus trees are loaded with fruit at the moment. I juice a lime and an orange every morning and mix in a tablespoon of barley grass powder. I do this every winter with our fruit and I usually manage to get through winter germ free. (I hope I haven’t jinxed myself now!)

  2. Glad you are feeling better Attial. I think exercise, eating well, reduce stress and laughter help keep us healthy. When feeling bad, rest is best 🙂

  3. Rest and sleep is at least half of the answer. Most of us don’t sleep enough. I invariably feel better when I’m well-rested. Also: I’ve made myself sick more than once by not drinking enough water.

  4. me, i usually take a rest a bit, but if the illness continues, i’ll go to doctor.

  5. Like you, I would have done the same thing; listening to my body, resting for awhile and seeing if that made a difference. Pharmaceuticals of any kind, are an absolute last resort for me. I try to exercise regularly, eat lots of veggies and whole foods. I love to walk and I also do a little jogging now and then. I like to feel well and find that the older I get the more I need to attend to what makes me not feel well. Glad you’re feeling better!

  6. Glad you’re feeling better. I don’t rest well either especially during the day, so if I feel run down, a long hot shower is always therapeutic – physically and mentally and then I do something that doesn’t take a lot of thinking of strenuous exertion – usually if I “baby” myself for a few hours, my body re-sets itself – oh yeah and a good dose of protein helps too, even if you’re not hungry, take a spoonful of peanut butter – your body knows what you should do to heal itself. Good question(s).

  7. I usually put off taking medication, which is simply panadol or the like. But if I really have to then pills and sleep, and as the mother and ‘sole’ parent I have to make sure I am rested and well ASAP.

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