Monday, April 16, 2012

Take Time to Eat and Breathe

Today on the bus ride home I started feeling horrible.  My head was pounding and my stomach didn't feel so great either.  I normally do homework on the bus, but reading just made it worse.  By the time I got home, I just wanted to curl up in a ball and sleep it off, but of course I have homework so I couldn't do that.  So instead I did some yoga, hoping it would help.

All the sudden it dawned on me.  I hadn't eaten for 5 hours.  Perhaps that had something to do with the misery I was in.  Food sounded less than appetizing at the moment, but I slowly ate an orange anyway.  I started to feel a little better.  So I ate a piece of toast.  And then another.  And then a bowl of some casserole my mom made the night before.  And then some brussel sprouts (yes, I like those things).  And then some crackers.  And drank two glasses of water.  And guess what?  I felt better!

Moral of the story.  Take time to eat and relax.  I forget to do that sometimes.  I'm pretty sure I gave myself a migraine from stressing over school and lack of food.  I had food in my backpack and I should have just eaten it, but I was too busy doing other things.  Bad idea.  Probably my lack of sleep hasn't helped either.  So here are some goals for me as finals approach: eat, breathe, sleep.

Wish me luck on accomplishing those and doing well on finals ; )

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