Updated: Jun 6
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Hey Team! This week
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I wanted to remind you guys
to take care of your body.
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It's getting cold out here in Melbourne.
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And I know for a lot of you
feeling a little bit rundown at the moment
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and this is definitely your sign
to just slow down and listen
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to what your body is telling you it needs,
which is probably just to rest.
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Yesterday I was feeling a little bit
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tired, a little bit restless,
and just not 100%.
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And I think
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I didn't want to initially go and rest
because I was Iike "oh I've had my full 8
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hours sleep and I feel good,
like it's all good, like I'll push through".
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But at the end of the day, I really needed
that extra little bit of sleep.
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And if I didn't listen to my body,
I would probably be really rundown today.
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I'm still not feeling 100%, so I'm
just going to take it easy through today.
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And if you're feeling the same,
then you should too.
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For me and my family, whenever someone is
sick, we usually take that as a sign
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from our body that it's been telling us
to slow down for a little while,
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but we just haven't listened to it.
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And then we let it just keep going
and going and going
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until it got to a point where our body was
like, "I have to shut down now.
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You need to go and sit down
just for a second.
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I need to recover, so go and rest".
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We don't have to let ourselves
get to that point of being really sick.
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We can actually just listen to our body
as it's telling us to slow down
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and just do it.
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It might be a little bit inconvenient.
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It might not be what you want, It might
ruin your plans;
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But if you don't listen to your body,
it will let you know
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whether you like it or not.
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So if you've been feeling sick,
take that day off work.
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Having a sick day, stay in bed.
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Don't go out and do something.
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Literally just let your body heal
and recover because that's what it needs.
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And if you've been feeling good,
that's great! Keep listening to your body,
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Keep doing what feels best for you.
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But if your body does tell you
that it needs a day break, an hour break,
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whatever it might be,
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make sure you're listening to it
so you can keep up that momentum.
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And the last thing I want to remind
you guys about is to stay hydrated
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because this is the best way
to fight off any sickness.
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Water really cleanses
our body and gets out any toxins.
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So make sure you're drinking your water.
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this is a sign to take a sip right now.
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I'll speak to you soon!
Have a great week, bye Team!
We are right in the middle of winter and it feels like everyone is sick right now!
Staying healthy has certainly been a challenge post-COVID lockdowns and we are all feeling it.
For my family, we often see sickness as a sign that your body is calling out for a rest. Sometimes, we have a chance to listen to the call of our bodies, to 'slow down' before we are bed-bound and in pain….
But do we listen? Usually no.
I hope this reminder is the sign you need to really check in with yourself and take the time needed to get back to full health!
1. Check in with yourself right now:
Today is a new day, so how are you feeling? Acknowledge how you feel mentally and physically and try to pin-point the parts of your body that are needing some TLC. e.g. “I'm feeling really tired at the moment, it’s like the entire front of my head is just foggy and slow right now… my eyes feel heavy and I can barely keep my eyes open around this time of day”
2. Make some moves so you can heal:
Take a sick day, cancel your dinner plans, book in a massage or re-arrange your mid-day meeting so you can get some recovery time in. I know you will want to soldier through, but it’s important to listen to what your body is telling you!
3. Rest! Like actually rest!:
When you finally make some time to take care of yourself, fully take advantage of it. Don’t invite your friends over or spend your sick day cleaning the house. ACTUALLY REST! Lay down in your room and try and sleep as much as possible.
Let us know in the comments what your body is telling you right now!