I am writing this as I’m overcoming a stomach bug my husband and I blame on shrimp. I woke up feeling extra tired. I forced myself to grab some coffee and run 2 miles. Bathroom break (yes, the number your thinking). Still tired. Went to breakfast. More coffee. Still tired and kind of nervous about how I was feeling. I am always a morning person. What if something is seriously wrong with me? Back home and out to walk the dogs for their Saturday walk. Bathroom break before and after the walk with the dogs (same number as the first). I gave in and slept for 2 hours. Out for furniture shopping and lunch. I felt better but still tired. Back to sleep for 4 more hours! What?!!
This is the part where you should remember it’s ok to feel shitty, mentally and/or physically. In this example, I was feeling shitty with the nerves, upset stomach and fatigue. And it’s ok. Although it may have been unpleasant, my body needed to rest, and I needed to listen.
I used to be one of those people. I know you have no idea what I’m talking about (LMAO emoji inserted here). You know the people that push through and know at some time they’ll be able to rest, feel better, or have a more positive mindset. Well, if you’re one of those people, you basically have just sent yourself a message that everyone else is better than you and more important to you. Dramatic? Nice, it was intentional.
You see, if you continue sending yourself the message that you are not worthy to be attended to, then you become exactly that, not worthy. If, instead, you listen to your body, ask it questions, and listen, your body will thank you later.
So, the next time you feel shitty mentally, stop, breathe and ask yourself what it would like at this moment.
The next time you feel shitty physically, rest, rest, and rest. The more you listen to your body, the less often you will feel shitty.
It may sound cheesy but so often we forget our body, mind, and soul are connected and we treat each part as separate. No, no, and no. Think about how you are treating you. Are you honoring yourself? Are you treating yourself? Are you loving yourself? Are you listening to yourself? You are your best friend and can provide the most love to you.
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