I love the city life with its fast paced edge. Cars streaming around at all hours, horns going, lights flashing. The sound of the constant hum of conversation from the coffee shop below my apartment. People shouting across the street as they see friends on their way from home, to home or out for the night. Hey it’s good to get in touch and chat, laugh, drink till the early hours. Grab some sleep and then back to the office again for another day bringing in the money.
After a hard day at work it’s a meal from the freezer into the oven and cooked in no time. It says produce of England on it but the meat could be from any where and it’s been put together in the UK!
Yet behind all of this there is a body, a brain and a soul asking for a bit of attention and yet we choose to ignore our internal voice. Next time it does that to you, take a moment to listen.
It may be that you have a lot to do, things to think about or you feel guilty for not being everything to everyone. But stop for a minute as our body and mind do need a break once in a while before they start to let you down.
If you don’t then you start to get warning signs!
Miss them and you become ill. By this time you’ll have things happening to you like
- legs going from under you
- can’t walk or stand any longer
- feel as though on a different planet
- you Have to go to bed and rest
- you collapse
- your body and limbs just have no strength to move.
You don’t have to wait till it gets this bad as there are some earlier warning signs such as those headaches that are getting worse, or a bit more pain than last week. How about that stomach, is it upset again!
Do you really want to wait till these happen to you or can you recognise the early warning signals and take a break before ill-health takes over.
These are the early signs and I’ll bet a few of you tick off a few of these!
- Feeling irritable
- Bit moody
- muscle tension in your neck and shoulders
- shallow rapid breathing
- extra sensitive to light and or noise
- you can’t concentrate
- eyes feel heavy as though you don’t want to open them
- your heart races
- feel on edge all the time
Take time out, rest away from noise and bustle. Disconnect the phone, leave the mobile phone at home. Find a park and sit and enjoy nature. Change your diet to some good fresh and home cooked food. Stay away from chemicals and toxins, detox.
It may sound boring for a few day but it’s better than a full on collapse.
So treat yourself kindly for once.