It seems like feeding myself is an after-thought nowadays. When I’m hungry, I’m hungry, so I grab whatever is closest and seems healthy-ish and eat it, almost as if to say, “Here you go stomach. Now, shut up.” That’s not the kind of relationship I should be having with my body.
A reaction to a work situation (in which I started crying spontaneously) has really reminded me that I need to listen to my body and what it is telling me. If I’m so upset that I have a physical reaction to a situation, I need to stop and assess what is going on instead of ignoring my body and ploughing through. Our bodies are excellent indicators of our physical and emotional well being.
I want to be well, but lately I feel like I’ve been neglecting some aspect(s) in my mind, body, spirit trifecta.
I’ve thus come up with questions that I have decided to ask myself and answer each day in my journal. Maybe they will help guide some of you all on your journeys to wellness:
- What did I do for my mind today?
- What did I do for my spirit today?
- What did I do for my body today?
- What am I worried about? (Whatever it is, let go!)
- What am I thankful for?
- I’m realizing that these questions are somewhat self-centered. I would also add: “Who did I bless today?”
- “Did I do something today that will bring me closer to my dreams/goals?”
So, seven questions. I like the number seven. Seven is the number of completion and perfection. 🙂
I admit — I didn’t do much for my mind today. I had my morning devotional so I did do something for my spirit. And as for my body? Although I didn’t make it to the gym today (but I will go to Zumba tomorrow), this is what I did for my body:
It’s a recipe I found on Vega’s My Thrive Kitchen. You all should check it out!
Keep well! ❤