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When Your Body Talks, You Need to Listen!

Your body is great at talking (and, no, not just the mouth part). There’s rarely a time when it’s not trying to communicate something of importance to you. It might be telling you about your happiness or your mental state or that you probably shouldn’t walk down that dark alley alone at night.

Or it might be telling you one of the following:

You’re working too much: For most of us, working is a necessity of life: at least until our lottery numbers come in, punching the clock is unavoidable. Still, there’s working to live and living to work. If you’re doing the latter, consider cutting back. Very few people look back on their life and regret not working more. Most, in fact, do quite the opposite.

You’re coping instead of facing: Coping skills are important – we all have things we need to cope with. But, often, we do too much coping and not enough facing. If your relationship is in rough waters, for example, consider confronting your partner instead of ignoring the problem. Coping allows you to deal with issues, but not necessarily fix them.

Something is off with your health: Even hard to pin down diseases usually present with symptoms early on. If you’re feeling off – you’re tired or bloated or you can’t keep on weight – take it seriously. Your body is designed to survive; if something comes along to compromise this survival, it’ll let you know.

You’re in the wrong profession: Your body may also tell you that you hate your job (to which you might reply, “doesn’t everyone?). But if you find yourself dreading going into the office, walking on eggshells around your boss, or tensing up the second you sit down at your desk, it’s time for a change. Not loving your job is one thing; hating it is different entirely.

You need to engage in selfcare: Taking time for yourself is something few people do – many of us paint it as selfish or dispensable. But caring for yourself allows you to care for others. Thus, it’s not really an act you can put off. If your body is telling you that it needs a massage or a yoga class, listen. Your body is extraordinarily wise.

Your body is a great communicator, forever telling you what’s going on inside. Knowing what it’s saying is important, but listening – truly hearing – is where real change begins.


Hiya, I’m Karen, energy therapist and mind body expert for dynamic and ambitious women who are struggling with anxiety. I help them to get to the root cause of their anxiety so they can take back control other thoughts and be the calm and confident woman they want to be.
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