My head was pounding so badly that I could barely hear what my client was saying during our telephone interview. But I didn’t think of canceling the call. I just did my best to tune out the pain, focus on my questions and the client’s answers, and type. But once I got off the phone, the pain wouldn’t let me do anything else. So I took a nap.
I woke up later, a little better but not great. I needed to get on with the rest of the day’s plans, which included hitting the gym. But could I really work out with my head pounding? I could hop on the computer and get some work done, or better yet, hop back into bed. After all, who wouldn’t understand if I ditched the gym?
I decided to go anyway.
I wasn’t happy about it and certainly didn’t feel like it. As I tugged on workout clothes and shoes, I played all the reasons why I could skip. I’d just make it up the next day.