I hope you all are enjoying this holiday season! It seems every year I tend to have some surgery or illness around this time, and this year has been no different. Last week I had a surgery which reminded me how important listening to your body and staying in tune with what happens in order to live your best life.
Have you felt something was wrong and later learn you were right? You know your body best and can sense when something is not right. Had I not listened to my body, I would not have known I had cancer and infections. So much happens internally, it is hard to know what exactly is going on from the outside.
Your body needs the basics including food, water, and air to survive. Have you ever had your body crave anything in particular? For instance, my body will crave protein or water if I haven’t had enough throughout the day. If you have any cravings, including unhealthy foods, listen to your body as it is needs something!
Recently, I listen closely how much my body can do after surgery. The recovery process is always brutal needing to slow down and heal. If your body is in any type of recovery (i.e. surgery, illness, etc.), listen to your body. You must rest and avoid pushing yourself too much while the road to recovery. It is a process and if you don't listen to your body it will make the process even longer.
As you pay attention to your body, you can stay in tune with something that may be wrong and ultimately save your life. I believe I have saved my own life a few times knowing something is not right and requesting doctors to look further. You know your body better than anyone else so listen and live your best life!