No, you aren’t crazy. Maybe overwhelmed with life. Maybe stressed out at work. But, no, you probably aren’t really crazy. So, quit with the guilt about stopping and no more guilt about receiving. Take a moment to and remember that you and nature are in sync. Realize now that if you don’t listen to your body now, you are going to lose all your natural reserves and have nothing to run on any more.
What Does Your Body Need?
Your body needs to be cared for and nurtured. It needs your respect and it needs patience. You won’t get it from the rest of the world, but you can give it what it needs yourself. Some of the most important things you can give your body are:
Sleep: Be in bed no later than 10pm every night, even non-school or non-work days. The more sleep you get prior to 10pm, the faster your body can get rejuvenated.
Stare: Sometimes, we catch ourselves just staring into space or at a blank wall. Don’t fight the stare. That’s nature’s way of letting your body chill out.
Maid: For just a short period of time, maybe two or three months, hire a maid once a week. If your budget doesn’t have room for that, find a friend or neighbor you can swap with. You give them what your talent offers, maybe teach them yoga or run their kids to ball practice and they can clean your house.
Relax: No matter what, slow down and then slow down some more. Set aside time where you won’t compromise you. It may be sitting in a room and read or it may be soaking in a bubble bath while you enjoy a candy bar.
One Day At A Time
Life is already in the fast lane, so gear down, move over to the slow lane and enjoy the ride. You’re only going to get one pass at this life too and if you’re in the fast lane all the time, you’ll miss so much. The old saying “stop and smell the roses” really has a deeper meaning than just smelling the flowers. You can’t smell them and enjoy them if you don’t slow down.
Remember to take time and enjoy life each day. No matter how hectic, no matter how fast-pace the world is going, if your body is telling you to slow down, listen to it. If your body is telling you that it needs some fresh air, listen to it. You are your body’s best friend and best friends watch out for each other.