We live in a world where we are increasingly forgetting to listen to our bodies. Most of us probably know this: everyday life is stressful and overflowing with appointments and then we also get headaches, more severe menstrual pain than usual or sleep really badly. But instead of dealing with the exact cause, we go to the doctor or the pharmacy and promise ourselves a small miracle pill that will take away all our symptoms. First of all, we don’t want to change anything and will continue as before.
But the symptoms are persistent and keep coming back.
How come and what can we do?
Where can physical symptoms come from?
First of all, it is important to mention that everyone’s body is different and of course it can still be advisable to see a doctor if you have symptoms.
However, many of our symptoms, such as the headaches or period pains mentioned above, are physical signals that show us that something is wrong. It can be because we are under too much stress, eating unhealthily or not moving enough. The body is incredibly intelligent and by no means our enemy.
Now, if we paid more attention to him and listened to him, many of the symptoms would go away on their own. But often we repress the cause so well that we no longer have any access to why we are feeling so bad. So it can happen that the symptoms become stronger and more frequent.
When that happens we start to see our bodies even more as the enemy….
What can we do specifically?
The answer is so simple and yet somehow not that easy to implement: take time for yourself It’s not about spending 5 hours a day in silence. Just 10 minutes a day can make a big difference. Look inside yourself and ask “what is good for me now”. This can be drinking a cup of tea in silence, meditating, a workout or just dancing around the apartment to music. There is no right or wrong here.
In the beginning it can be difficult to find out what is good for you. But over time it becomes easier and easier to access our body.
Always remember – there will always be days when we may not have access. Then it’s time to listen/feel what could be causing it. The more we manage to listen to our body during this time, the easier it will be for us in everyday life.
With body awareness, we can feel the repression mentioned above and can thus change small adjustment screws that often make a big difference.