When you’re tired, sleep.
When you’re hungry, eat.
When you need to pee, go.
My therapist told me that once. He said: it’s that simple.
He said we have an “animal body”, and it has needs!
I have trouble listening to my body
I seem to ignore what it’s trying to tell me. Until I’m starving or dozing off.
Previously it seemed like I was punishing my body. Not allowing it food or rest, due to other compulsive behaviours I was “busy” with – like work.
Or thinking I’m an inconvenience to others just because I’ve to go to the loo. (trait of Codependency)
I am my body
But now I’ve learnt I AM my body.
My body needs me. To feed it well, let it receive quality sleep, not hold pee in unnecessarily!
Listening to my body is also practicing self-care, which is so important and something I’m still learning to do.
Your body is talking, are you listening?
One’s body also carries messages of how one is feeling.
Tightness in chest, stomach, tears, pace of our breathing. And other physical manifestations like pain…
One of the symptoms of Depression is random aches.
Our body has so much to tell us. I want to learn to listen to it better. Listening to our body also helps us be present with ourselves.
We should learn to take care of our body instead of ignore it
We are one with our bodies, so it’s only right that we learn to treat it better.
It’s after all our vessel in this journey of Life.
How many times a day have you deprived your body of physical needs like water, food and rest?
Do you think you’re a bad person or weak if you get thirsty, hungry or tired?
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