One of the most insightful things I have learned through my nutrition program is to listen to my body. That seems pretty intuitive but I have to say I have been ignoring my body for awhile.
For years I would respond to my body’s ques with chemicals – I’m tired, inhale caffeine or I’m sore, take pain killers or I’m hungry, smoke a cigarette – super healthy, right??! Nowadays I am certainly not perfect but I take the ques my body gives me and find I function much better.
I got a cold a few days ago – yes, I know, a summer cold, HOW AWFUL! Most colds last in my system for 7-10 days because I continue with my normal routine and eating habits as if my body isn’t trying to tell me something.
I felt the chills and aches creeping up my neck in the afternoon Tuesday and knew I was getting sick! Soooo, I canceled my evening activities, got some TLC from my wonderful boyfriend and called out of work Wednesday to sleep.
Well what do you know, I woke up this morning and felt SO much better! I can’t say I’m 100% but by allowing my body the time it needed to heal itself, I’ve cut my recoup time significantly!
The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself and tell us what it needs…all we have to do is listen!