After a very rough start to the week, involving trying to work and function through a lot of gut discomfort and pain, I did something I almost never do – I took a personal “me day” to stay home, take a break from work stressors, recoup my energy and give my body a chance to recover from it’s latest episode. While I was probably more active than I should have been, spending the day working on a house project, I did drink lots of water and get in a 2 hour nap (I can’t nap, as a general rule, so that tells you how wiped out I felt,) and it is always less stressful and more comfortable for me being home when I am not feeling well. It was a very smart decision and I feel refreshed and ready to head back into the rat race tomorrow. I just hope my body appreciates the break in routine and cooperates for the rest of the week. Fingers crossed!