‘Many people feel as though their body is betraying them or feel completely out of control’
See your symptoms as messengers
See how we’re slowly prepping you without really making too many changes as yet? This is the key to sustained change – looking at what drives our choices and behaviours first. Through March, as you begin to implement your priority changes, it’s time to start considering those parts of your body that sadden you or cause you frustration. Many people feel as though their body is betraying them or feel completely out of control because they don’t understand why their body is doing the things that it’s doing. Yet your body doesn’t have a voice so it communicates to you through the signs it gives you. If you’re experiencing a symptom such as digestive complaints, PMS, fatigue, sleeping troubles or recurring headaches (after ruling out a more sinister basis), consider if it is your body sending you a message asking you to eat, drink, move, breathe, think or perceive in a different way. And if you’re feeling energised and vibrant, see it as a message from your body that it’s happy with what you’re doing.
Understand that your body responds to the information you give it. In other words, if you perceive your emails to be stressful, your body responds with the production of stress hormones. If you see endless opportunities and enjoyment in your emails, your body responds to that perception. Too many people spend too many hours and days and years sending their body the message that it is not safe, due to the constant and relentless output of stress hormones.
So rather than feeling frustrated or saddened by your body, begin to bring curiosity and consider what your body might be asking you to change. Often we know the answer, we may just not want to admit it. Bring that honesty from January and start to unravel the messages of your body.