F*ck Monday: Importance

Monday, 29 October 2012

So my monday moan today is more of a debate rather than a moan. As most of my followers would know that I have suffered some long(ish) health issues recently. Everything kind of settled down for a while which was great and came at perfect timing, as I was offered a month long placement at my FAVOURITE magazine. Luckily I was able to complete nearly two weeks until I was hit again with another medical problem. 

It was from this that it made me consider what is more important work or my health? And as many people have pointed out that if I didn't have my health then I wouldn't be able to work anyway. I have been getting a lot of people's opinions on this topic and some people wonder why I can't sort out my health as well as working. Now being a born worrier/ stress head, I find that I am always trying to push myself a little harder and constantly think and over think things that happen at work. I also have that woman thing of finding it hard to switch off after work. 

I know longer have a part time job as I gave that up so I can focus on interning as my body just refused to cope with both. I am on my second internship like I said and I LOVE my (interning) job - like without exaggerating it would be my idol job. As I became sicker, I worried more that I would miss this opportunity and it would be such an inconvenience. 
But thankfully, the company that I work for have said that they will hold my placement for the time being until I feel well enough to resume it, which considering the cut throat attitude of the industry I thought that was really sweet of them. For the first time, I am doing what the doctor orders and putting my health before my career. Hopefully it will pay off in the end.

What would you put first your health or your job??

14 comments:

  1. Health. Absolutely, completely, 100%. The past few years I've been pretty driven, working every hour I've not actually been in uni, barely seeing friends or family. But last month my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and it's made me re-evaluate absolute everything. You only get one life, and whilst working in your dream job is amazing, if you don't have your health you just won't enjoy it.
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    1. Aww I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, sometimes it is scary that something like that happens which gives you a wake up call. Yeah I'm just being stubborn but you are one hundred per cent right though - if you don't have health then what do you have? :) x

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  2. That is a tough question! It can be so hard sometimes to listen to your body and force yourself take a break when it needs it! I tend to choose my work and studies over health which is not always good!

    Hope you feel better soon xo

    http://beautybysandrine.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Yeah, it is getting to that point where you can no longer listen to your body. I'm all ears now... dosing up on herbal tea and lots of rest. :) Thanks for commenting x

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  3. I have health issues on going ones, I always try to prioritise my health but it is very difficult with work, so I jus try my best to find the balance it takes a while and Im still not there yet but if ou keep trying you will find it and feel loads better for it.

    www.jadoreik.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is hard and that's the problem, when I wrote this post I knew that it would be a tough decision for a lot of people. I need to get that balance :)
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  4. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
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  5. What a tough situation you're in. It's great they've held your internship for you though, thats so lucky! Rest up and I hope you're better soon xx

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  6. there will always be another opportunity! health always come first x

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  7. Its a really tough situation. I think health should come first


    Black&Vanilla
    xx

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  8. Sounds like a bad situation. I hope that you feel better soon, I believe health comes first :)
    x

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  9. I've been in this situation myself and for so long I put my jobs first but it got to the point where I ended up having to take time out of work because I hadn't dealt with my health issues and they'd only got worse. It's a really touch situation and everyone will have a different way of seeing it but from experience I'd also priorities health. I hope you feel better soon. x

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  10. lovely quote :) laughing at the 'hipsterbookquotes.tumblr.com'. aah hipsters what can we do?

    www.burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I hope you feel better soon! And defo health comes first always I think. It's such an important thing and when you are ill, seriously ill, you realise how important these things are and how much we stress about really little things. Look after yourself :)
    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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