25/03/2020 How I spent my day off today

I have had this annual leave day planned for a while. Well a month or two. As many others I had one day left to take before the end of March.

My assignment is due in for my coaching and mentoring course on Friday so as a last minute Larry I decided to do it today and tomorrow.

Well I woke up this morning with a little tickle in my throat. This was at 5:30 this morning. I got up to let the dog out for a wee, and that was when the coughing started. I was stood in the kitchen coughing, trying to decide if this was it or not, and trying to wake up. The coughing just got worse. At one point I couldn’t stop. Then is subsided, Lisa got up and we had a discussion about me being a worry wort. I said to myself I would give myself another 30 minutes. I desperately did not want to declare it as COVID 19 symptoms and lock Lisa and the boys into the house for 2 weeks. It didn’t stop it kept going. By 7 I had to admit I had the symptoms. I feel well other than the cough, and the headache, painful throat and painful chest. So I rang the telephone line I had manned the day before and condemned myself to 7 days isolation and 14 days for my family.

I felt and feel guilty that they cannot go out. We then let everybody know who needed to. We have some wonderful friends and colleagues who have offered to support us. My boss Lucy is dropping off some essential supplies later.

In between my coughs I have started writing my assignment and have managed to get 2/3rds of it done. I am knackered no so will finish it in the morning. Lisa who is fine at the moment is making the most of the sun and is tidying the back garden. The boys are composing music in between taking the micky out of their Dad.

Hopefully this is as bad as it gets and I can get some work done from home.

Once again I want to thank our wonderful friends and colleagues who have offered to get supplies for us, you are all heroes.

Depending on levels of excitement I may not submit and entry tomorrow for fear of boring the socks off you all. Stay safe stay at home, keep busy and keep you spirits up.


Published by Matt Smith Personal and Professional Coach

Performance and Life Coach

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