When you sit in the sun, your capillaries naturally expand to the surface, meaning we have the same amount of blood in our bodies which now has a bigger space to fill. When you eat, blood rushes to your stomach to help the digestion process. Yesterday, my blood was going everywhere apart from my brain, which is why I fainted.
Okay - I'm lucky. I didn't fall off the chair and hit my head. I didn't get admitted overnight. But just those few hours in A&E got me thinking about how lucky I am. I'm healthy, I'm young, and I'm surrounded by people who care about me. I could have been in a much worse way, but I wasn't.
Whilst I sat on the bed in the hospital, I knew that I need to remember to rest. Not just physically, but mentally too. It's good to shut off. To forget about work and worries, and to just LIVE. I spend so many hours feeling guilty because I'm not doing anything, when really, there's nothing wrong with that at all. What happened yesterday is hopefully unrelated to my physical or mental exhaustion but it definitely made me think twice about how I tackle each day.