Listen to your body before it starts to scream

 What is your body trying to tell you?

 Take a few minutes to sit down in a quiet space and listen to what you body is trying to tell you. 

It may be that your body needs to take more water, or to rest for a while. Or to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and to have a rest.

It might need a nap, to have a massage or just to get up and dance. Maybe it needs some fresh air or some nourishing food. It could be that it fancies having a cream cake! Who knows! 

Consider what it is telling you and then make a judgement on whether what it’s asking for is a reasonable request. If it’s asking for a deep fried mars bar just tell it no! 

Listening to your body can be a little bit like noticing what is happening on the dashboard of your car. When the refuelling light comes on you can possibly ignore it for a mile or two, but if you pass a filling station it would be a good idea to pull over and refuel.

Your body is similar to this. Our internal batteries need recharging as often as our phones do. We need good food, plenty of fresh air and exercise, enough liquid to stay hydrated. We also need time to do the things we love. We need time to play and to potter around the house and garden doing those little jobs that we all need to do but often put off doing through lack of time

 

what does your body need right now

In order to truly listen, we need quiet.

It can be hard in an increasingly busy world to find time to stop and pay attention to what your body wants. So we need to create some quiet time. Time where we can be still and gather our thoughts. Some people meditate but others find that they have a chattering brain and find meditation unnecessarily stressful. If you’re one of the later perhaps go to bed half an hour earlier, get snuggled under the duvet and listen. Try quietly asking yourself ‘what do I need right now?’ 

Make note of what you hear in response to this. It may be something surprising. But listen, hear your body out. 

Don’t wait until you get to the stage it’s having a toddler stay tantrum, spits its dummy out of the pram and goes on strike!

 

Over to you! 

What is your body trying to say to you? Do you listen to it? Please let me know in the comments box below

Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper

I am a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner and Writer from Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. I love writing about Health and Wellbeing, Mind Body Spirit and Reflexology. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

If you’d like to book a treatment please go to https://www.sarahcooper.co.uk/book

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