Sunday, December 07, 2014
Allergies are no joke. I just got off of the phone with my mom. She called me because she was having an allergic reaction to a skin care product that she used and she wanted to know if I had ever experienced difficulty with this same product.
The truth is that I am very careful about the skin care products that I use because I have had allergic reactions to some of these products in the past.
Recently I had to verbalize a request for a client to cut back on the amount of cologne that he was wearing when he came into the office. Each time that he walked through the door I was experiencing difficulty breathing. The cologne was triggering an allergic response for me. Some of my coworkers were appalled that I had said something to the client about this problem. Allergies are no joke.
It's not just a matter of personal preference. It is a matter of health. Some of us cannot handle these chemicals in our environment or on our skin. I am one of these individuals.
I am beginning to understand the necessity of doing whatever it takes to live the best life that I can. For today that means that I need to ask for the things that I need including a work environment that is free of the things that trigger an allergic reaction. Even if that means that a client needs to cut back on his cologne when he is coming to the office for services, I am going to ask for what I need in order to live a healthy life.
This has been my wake up call for today.