Listen To Your Body
October 7, 2019
Laura Lee

Our body is and can do amazing things. Think for a second about all the things it does without you having to even think about it. Temperature control, metabolism, and the list goes on and on. However, that doesn’t mean that ar body isn’t trying to communicate with us.

Like I wrote, our body is a marvelous thing. And, as such, it can often tell us something without us even knowing it. Take this for example. According to researches from Baylor University, if you yawn after others yawn, it’s your body telling you that you’re an empathetic person.

However, that isn’t all. Our body also communicates with us in very clear ways. Yawning means you’re tired, noises from your stomach can imply you’re hungry, and so on. When we receive a message from our body, we must bring it to fruition.

I have a long history of eating disorders, an issue I struggle with every day. I knew what my body told me, I knew that I was hungry, that I needed to eat. Still, I didn’t listen. When we mess with what our body needs, what it demands, it will backfire. I learned that the hard way. I lost my hair; I was weak; I was a shell of a human.

That is why we have to listen to our bodies. We have to trust what they have to say. If it feels overwhelmed and exhausted, don’t carry on with your busy, chaotic plans, take rest. If you’re feeling tired, don’t stay up and watch another episode.

Pay attention and be aware of what your body is trying to tell you and listen to it. Your body is filled with such wisdom and the more we trust what our body is trying to tell us rather than what we think is right or correct, the healthier our lives can become. They say the body is a window to our soul, so listen to it, trust it and give it your attention. It will pay off.

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