I become disconnected from my body the more rushed that I become. I focus on the to-do list, powering through and thinking I will rest once I get it done. The trouble is, it never is actually done. The more I power through, the less I am actually thinking about if I am doing the best things for myself or if I am even doing okay personally. I ignore the signs my body gives me- for rest, for insight and for answers.
Beginning again often sets us on a path of looking at where we are and where we want to be. We have to make choices, so we think about what we want to do, have to do, and dream of doing. We sift through it all trying to figure out which way to go. We think about things we need right now, and things we need in the future. A moment of awareness and connecting that to what’s going on in our lives can provide invaluable insight for what to do next.
Amazingly, our body can give us clues, if we pay attention. Our subconscious often knows the answers we need. Do you ever have tight shoulders, headaches, a pit in your stomach or unexpected tears? What about excitement, joy or a light feeling?
As you consider questions in your life, take a moment to notice what your physical response is.
Ask yourself if a particular relationship is healthy- does the idea give you a sense of doom filling your body? or joy and anticipation?
Should you change jobs?- does the idea spark excitement?
What about how your are doing right now? Are your shoulders tight? Are you hungry? Sleepy? Do you ever stop to think about this moment and what you might need? Are you disconnected from your body the same way I often am?
Beginning again is often about looking at goals and plans, but lets not forget to listen to our body’s response as we consider what to do next. That applies to the next few minutes of our day and for the next few months. Your body will help you with the answers if you let it.