Many people feel like a victim whenever they get a sickness or a disease. Most do not consider how their pain and discomfort got started or how they could have brought it on themselves. Listening to your body is a way to learn from the chain of events that led to your present problem.
The next time you get a headache, cold, flu, or pain, start thinking back over the last 3-4 days. See if you can figure out how you made yourself vulnerable to your present discomfort. Here are some good questions to ask yourself:
- What have I been eating or drinking?
- Have I been getting enough sleep?
- Have I been overly stressed?
- Have I been drinking enough water?
If you don’t know very much about how food choices can affect your health, then you may not be able to see a connection. It’s easiest to figure out when you’ve done something out of the ordinary. For instance, if you’re not used to eating pizza multiple times in a week and then you do, and you could end up doubled over in cramps, you may be quite surprised that you even have cramps.
By thinking back over what has been happening, you may be able to see that you did order pizza too many times in one week. Then, you may realize that since you don’t usually get cramps and you don’t usually eat that much pizza, maybe there is a connection. It will become more clear if you repeat the same scenario another time and get the same results.
Taking the time to observe your life when you have pain and sickness and taking note of previous choices and events will help you to learn from your mistakes. It will help you to figure out how you can take better care of yourself. This is a very crucial skill to learn if you don’t like getting sick or having pain. Learning to listen to your body is important.