An illness does make you think! Having been very sick and diagnosed with half a dozen or so nasty things it was some relief to know that I had a raging appendix and my immune system had kicked in. Six weeks later I had it lifted out and then some recouperation in Kefalonia, Holland, Germany and Spain.
I realized that with work, I had been neglecting friends so have been making trips, connecting and taking more time out. This is very much the outcome that my coachees get without having to be ill – now that is the better way to get sensible about a balanced life-style!
It shows again how we do not notice our own patterns and it takes an observer or coach to ask the right the question (or offer the right feedback) to get one back on track. Otherwise we’d fix ourselves, right?