Our bodies send us warning signs when they’re beginning to feel the pressure. If we don’t listen, our body starts to scream and that’s the time we get sick.
Learn ways to listen to your body. Here are some few things you can practice:
- Stop, look and listen
We are living in a very fast paced world. We are juggling so many things that we forget to STOP. Stop for a while. My dear friend make time. And be aware of what’s happening with your body. LOOK for signs. Are you gaining weight or losing weight? Are there lumps forming on your body? Is your bowel and urine normal? Are your eyes twitching? Signs are there. You just have to LISTEN and be mindful of the things happening with your body.
Journal writing can be so therapeutic and can really help you learn more about yourself and your body. You can write down food that you’ve eaten, exercise that you’ve done or time spent with your love ones. Moreover, do not skip the bad part. Yes, that is important. There you can track and check if you are missing deficient in some areas of your life.
- Don’t be afraid to ask
I often hear this from people, “Ayoko magpa check baka malala na o may sakit nako”. Some people are already aware of the symptoms but still they don’t consult a Doctor. You have to consult your Doctor and don’t be afraid to ask. Find a doctor that can spend time with you and you’re comfortable with. Your doctor is there to listen and to teach you. It’s even best if you have a regular checkup.
a self-care practice
Some of us are great at creating exercise and meal plans for ourselves, however not so great at looking at our lives holistically and thinking about what we need to care for ourselves. This often includes things like Me Time, pampering, and most importantly – rest and relaxation. It is in these times of self-care and rest that we can find ourselves connecting to our bodies and our needs. Developing a self-care practice can be highly beneficial for your health and sanity.
I hope this has given you some ideas on what you can do to practice tuning in to your body. The more you practice, the more clarity you will find on what health means for you, what works and doesn’t work for your body, and your own unique path to wellness.
Blessing and healing,
P.S. Learn more about practicing self-care on June 15. Join me and Dr. Ichel Alignay on a 1-day seminar. Click here to register.