Learning to listen to my body, not my mind!

Hello everyone I’m back up and back to writing…so here’s what’s been going on!

After I got through the last 3 surgeries my doctors were asking me “does the pain prevent you from living your life?”  And at first I thought “no I still live my life and do what I have to do.”

I guess in that sense it hasn’t prevented me from living my life, but lately I’ve been rethinking that question and I’ve come to realize maybe I wasn’t thinking of the question completely.

Over the past few months I’ve realized that the aches and pains do affect how I live my life.  There have been several times that friends have asked me to go out to eat or go do something and it seems like I always have to weigh the question in my head.  Usually it ends up being “yes I want to go but how is this going to affect me later that day or later that week?” Many times I have to just say I can’t go because I know I’m tired and I know if I don’t listen to what my body tells me, it will be hell to pay later.

Sometimes it it can be difficult to listen to my body and not my mind because my 27 year old mind says “you’ll be ok” but my much older body tells me “you need to rest”.

So because of that I have learned that I don’t have the energy to do all the things that I sometimes want to do, therefore yes my life has been changed and does prevent me from living my life (somewhat).  I’m still pretty stubborn and sometimes pay for it later because I am 27 and I shouldn’t always let it affect my life.

Ive just got to remember to be more cautious and pay more attention to what my body tells me.


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1 Response to Learning to listen to my body, not my mind!

  1. Maureen Kohl says:

    Good luck, Monica

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