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The most valuable skill I've been able to develop is to learn to listen to my body. This means you have to tune into those signals that tell you when you are really hungry, tired, anxious, angry, upset, in pain or in need of some exercise. It really takes practice to be able to do this on a regular basis. Especially to know when you are really hungry and when you are using food to meet a need other than hunger. The same is true of fatigue. If I am tired, I need to rest. Maybe I need sleep.

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If I'm tired all of the time, I need to go and see a doctor and get myself checked out. If I'm in pain, I need to figure out where I hurt and why with a doctor's help. I may need to adapt my lifestyle to accommodate chronic pain. The one thing I don't need to do is ignore my body's signals!
- Submitted by AQUAGIRL08 1/6/2011 in Staying Healthy | 7 Comments
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JANIEWWJD 1/6/2011 9:10:00 PM

    That is so true. Learn to listen to your body and you will always know when something is wrong. emoticon
AHODGES7 6/14/2011 10:27:00 PM

    It is so fascinating that we can intuitively understand what is really going on. I find it much easier, for example, to understand if your stomach is full, if you know where it is on YOU. After Bariatric Surgery, I made sure to ask the doctor where it was now, exactly. This made it so much easier to be aware.
This is especially true of internal organs!
ZOEYBLU 4/5/2011 10:31:00 AM

    good reminder !
CTTAGENT 1/9/2011 3:39:00 PM

    I have worked on listening to my body for years. Some things it takes more to figure out than others, but it is a continual learning process. As an example for me, craving of sugar or bread is a signal that I might need to eat some protein, thus alleviating the craving. Also, when I get the cotton ball tickle/cough, I know I need to take an allergy pill.
PJRHOPEFUL 1/7/2011 7:51:00 PM

    Very well said. emoticon
SPARKPIXIE 1/6/2011 4:25:00 PM

    You are so right.
19ELISE 1/6/2011 6:58:00 AM

    I totally agree with you.
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