This is a great metaphor. I hope I continually remember this.
My head is throbbing.
My neck hurts.
My eyes are sensitive to light.
My shoulders are tight.
Yes, I am suffering from the common malady: a headache.
It’s not my first rodeo. In fact, I know exactly what I can do to help it go away. And they are all pretty simple to do:
- take two Excedrin.
- drink a bunch of water
- have a snack, preferably with protein
- sniff some peppermint oil (trust me, it works)
And, presto, within a half an hour I will feel considerably better.
Yet for the past two hours or so (since the headache started) I have done none of these things.
What I have done is felt sorry for myself. Oh and I also complained to my 15 year-old daughter. I texted my best friend to tell her about it.
Then I felt sorry for myself a little longer. And then I remembered I…
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