"If we don't have time to be sick, then we have to make time to be healthy."
- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
I think it's safe to say we all hear, and are guilty of using, the phrase "no time". We say it to our significant other, our bosses, our friends, our parents, our children and even ourselves. Oh my gosh, I have x,y,z to do - I have no time to squeeze one more thing in. 20 minutes later, we vaporize 2.5 hours on social media or 4 hours on Netflix or worse; both. It's incredibly easy to make time for the things we want to do, isn't it?
Time is a funny thing. It doesn't stop or slow down, and once it's gone; it's gone. Our bodies are nearly 30% broken down before symptoms or pain set in to alert us. In some cases, that percentage is even higher. Knowing this, would you make the time now to shift yourself from the path of illness?
Taking these 9 days to do something good for our bodies is the best kind of self-care. While it hasn't been easy, it really hasn't been hard. Hard is in the countless days and nights of chronic pain and illness. Hard is not having the means or knowledge to to take good care of ourselves. Hard is looking back with regret knowing we could have done more. In the end, we have two goals; give ourselves the reset we need and share it with anyone who will listen in hopes we inspire them.
Time and health are each a special kind of decadence. Let's work to make the most of them both.