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Posted on Feb 26, 2012
By Jean Marie DiGiovanna
As the colder season comes upon us and major holidays approach, it can often take a toll on our bodies. Sometimes we don’t even realize it until we hit a wall and it shuts down. This can also happen when we are caring for others or we are so engaged in something, we lose site of how we are doing and feeling. It is only when the activities end and our bodies have a chance to relax that we begin to feel the effects.
Have you ever experienced getting sick soon after you go on your vacation? Sounds counter-intuitive as vacations are supposed to be a time of relaxation and renewal. What actually happens is when our bodies have the chance to slow down, we begin to release that which has been building up inside for so long. This is when we get sick.
The human body is one of the most amazing vessels. With all of the organs, nerves, ligaments, muscles and bones, it’s amazing it all works together naturally. The body has the ability to heal, grow and develop and to reject what doesn’t work all on its own. We forget our bodies are wise. There is so much insight and knowledge our body holds and if we can begin to get in touch with that and honor what it needs when it needs it, we will be much healthier more of the time.
It is so easy to take our physical bodies for granted. The reality is we cannot do, be, give or have what we want if we do not care for our physical human vessel. For this is the most precious vessel there is. We truly cannot be there for someone else fully if we do not care for our own selves first.
As you move through the winter and the upcoming holidays, Take the time to stop and notice how your body is feeling and doing. What is it that aches, pains or feels draining? What is the ache, pain or fatigue telling me? What does my body most need right now? What do I most need right now? And, honor that. If you need to take a nap, do it. If you need to say no or decline an invitation you already said yes to, do it. If you need to ask for help, ask. If you need to take time alone for you, take it. DO NOT WAIT! When you listen to what your body needs in each moment, you will begin to feel an abundance of vitality, energy and aliveness in your life. And, your body will thank you for it!
Take on the following questions and process below for this month’s workout:
Let me know what transpires out of this exercise. I look forward to hearing from you.