I haven’t been sick in a very long time. But I caught the cold over the weekend. B got sick and gave me his cold. I was like “my immune system is on hyper alert. I’ll be fine.”
I totally over estimated my own strength. I got super sick and have to miss 2 days off work. I feel super guilty for calling in sick even though I really shouldn’t.
All rationale points to me staying at home is the best decision. I’m recovering, I won’t be infecting others, I’m creating healthy boundaries and putting my own health first. Yet, I feel guilty.
B says it’s because I’m finally behaving like a responsible adult with a sense of accountability. I call it trying to move away from being a doormat and having clear priorities.