Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 125 of Your Year to Wellness; On Rest

When you the sun, get some

Giving the Body what it Needs

This morning I woke up surprised. I had overslept by an entire hour. This is a big deal for me. I always get up when I want to. For years, I have been able to tell myself the time I need to wake up and I do. Just before going to bed, I whisper a time and amazingly, I wake up at that time. Even when I change the time by adding some odd number, like 4:37, or 3:23, I will wake up at that exact time.

On days when I’m not traveling and I want to wake up at my normal 4:30, I always do. Today however, my mind decided to give my body what it needed.

So why did I feel let down when I woke up later than normal?

We fail to listen to the signs and symptoms our body gives us. When most people feel a pain, they take something. When they feel tired they have a cup of coffee or an energy drink. You are taking the batteries out of the smoke alarm so when your home; your body, is really in trouble, you won’t know it.

Today, pay close attention to what your body is telling you.

When you need to move, get up and do it. When you feel hungry, get nourishment and when you are full, stop eating. Get the doggy bag or keep a plastic container with you and save the rest of the meal for later.

Allow your body to have the healing it needs to house your beautiful being.

That’s it:

·         Listen

·         Respond

·         Be

The more we pay attention to the basic needs of our body, the more amazing our body will be.
Be you, be well, be aware.
Bertice Berry, PhD.

1 comment:

  1. Our body is our wisest teacher. Fatigue, aches, pains, anxiety, sleep are just some of the ways my body is teaching me to STOP, listen and honor myself. Thank you for this reminder.
    Lee @SimpLee_Serene