When your body is in gross discomfort, it’s pretty easy to hear it loud and clear. Pain, fatigue, headaches are easy to pick up and be dealt with quickly. But it’s the less apparent needs of your body that you must be more attentive of. How many times have you ignored that ‘tickle’ in your throat, which ended up being a sore throat and fever for a full week? Or how many times have you pushed off bathroom breaks because you’re busy?
This reminds me of the Simpsons episode where the Simpsons were returning from a long trip, and grandpa Simpson desperately need to go, but Homer kept on pushing it off until they got home. A loud ‘pop’ and Grandpa Simpson was hospitalized for exploded kidneys. It’s a ‘little’ exaggerated, but real life situations aren’t that far off. If you don’t pick up on discomfort signals your body sends you, you could get in real trouble.
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Get to know your body, and its warning signals. Everyone is different and unique, and each person has an Achilles heel that’s different from everyone else. You should be aware of what it is, or determine what it is. These are the spots that are the quickest to fail you under stress and pressure.
I have a ‘weak’ digestive system, and I am well aware of that. Hence, I take good measure of caring for my stomach. My biggest problem is that I’m lactose intolerant, which is a condition that affects many people around the world. Lactose intolerance is a condition where your body cannot digest lactose, which comes from milk. This results in shortage of lactase enzymes, which helps to break milk sugars down for easier absorption by your body. What results are bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and several other unpleasant symptoms.
I became aware of this intolerance many years ago, when each time I drank milk or had dairy products, my stomach would feel ill. I did a little research and learnt what lactose intolerance was. I learnt to deal with it, and was never bothered by it again.
It’s quite simple listening to your body. Here’s how you can do it:
Find a comfortable, quite spot, and close your eyes.
Start with your head. Picture it in your mind. Work from your skull in wards. How do you feel? How does your brain tell you how it feels? Any pressures, discomfort, or very relaxed?
Then work your way down. From your brain down to your shoulders, your mid section, and finally all the way down to your feet.
What does your body tell you? How does it feel? Are there any spots that feel a little extra stressed or pressured?
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