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Listen to your body

Monday, January 13, 2020

I'm relearning about listening to my body. It's not that I forgot, it's just I'm so used to doing multiple things that I don't pay attention to what my body is saying until I get hit with severe pain, be it body pain or a migraine. I know better. Last week I hit my head hard. I instantly realized I had a concussion. I've had at least 5 over the years that I can remember. Thanks to the worst concussion that left me unconscious and with a tennis ball knot on the back of my head, I have zero memories that aren't new. My short term memory is toast but slowly improving. This accident happened in October 2006. I also lost the ability to spell words. I can read them fine but still have trouble spelling. I play alot of trivia and word games to help me. Every concussion I get does a number of my spelling and memory. I know what concussions do to me. I know I'm supposed to rest but I have trouble doing that. Yesterday's terrible migraine reminded me in the most painful way. Today was better because I listened to my body. I rested as much as I could. Avoided too much TV and noise. I still have a slight headache but it is tolerable. I have at other times pushed my body beyond its endurance and paid dearly. Just because it feels good at the time doesn't mean I won't pay for it with days of pain. Moderation is the order of the day. Some days I have to dial back much more than other days. I have to pay attention to what my body is saying. When I injury my shoulder or back, it's the same thing. I push myself and end up injuring myself worse. That only delays my recovery and how long I'll be sidelined. Take care of yourself. If you're not at 100% be sure to listen to your body. It will tell you when you're exceeding your current reserves and capacity. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.
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    It is good to listen to your body. May you experience continued healing! emoticon
    125 days ago
    “Take care of your body and it will take care of you.” Best. Advice. EVAH!!!
    My body seems to try SO hard to correct herself when I step out of line in my health pursuits - if only I’d help her out a little bit more!
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    Thanks for reading & commenting as always - I’m behind in reading my friends’ blogs...
    140 days ago
    Glad you're listening to your body. Sorry that happened to you again!
    141 days ago
    Great advice, Ramona!! I'm glad you listened to your body emoticon
    142 days ago
    agree emoticon
    142 days ago
    Take care of yourself. I know that you know what to do just take some time to rest. emoticon
    143 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Your so right, we must listen to our body, it is the only one we will have---treat it with respect. We all must pay attention to what our body is trying to tell us, if it's pain, dial back on over doing exercise and repetitive motion that aggravates the pain. Sometimes we need to just even let exercise alone for a time in order to heal our body. Hope you will be doing better tomorrow Ramona.
    143 days ago
    Wow! So glad you know exactly what to do for yourself.
    143 days ago
    IMHO if we listened to our bodies when they talk, yell, scream at us, we would not be in the poor health that affects our lives. Thirty years ago I was a smoker, but didn't let a cough slow me down. I worked sick. I worked hurting. I thought that made me super woman and now I'm paying for ignoring the cries for help. Lesson learned. With the help of Spark and my Spark friends, I'm learning new ways to better health.

    Thanks for a great post! Take care of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    143 days ago
    You body will always let you know if you need to slow down and take a breath.
    143 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    It is hard to always pay attention to our bodies but glad to hear you are trying to listen to it more.
    143 days ago
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