Benefits of Listening to your Body

The world we live in is fast-paced and stressful. It’s easy to run on autopilot most times, without being mindful of those around you and even your body. However, listening to your body should be a necessity rather than a rare practice. Gumtree outlines the benefits of being more mindful and understanding the needs of your body.

  1.     With so many of us working from home, sitting at a desk for extended periods of time seems to be the norm. Lower back and neck pain, tired legs – these are just some of the symptoms of doing so. But watching out for signs by listening to your body can prevent long-term damage.
  2.     If you are someone who likes working out, understanding your body’s cues on ‘good pain’ and ‘bad pain’ can prevent the incidence of injuries as well as increase strength and durability.
  3.     Those who listen to their bodies understand when it is time to slow down and rest, especially if they are tired or overworked. Paying attention to symptoms can prevent major health issues in the long run.
  4.     Listening to your body can bring immense joy and pleasure in all aspects of your life, especially as you are more mindful of your feelings and emotions.
  5.     Emotions can have a physical effect on your body. So, ignoring the physical cues can mean drowning out your emotions as well. As is known, suppressing your emotions is never recommended as it can lead to mental discomfort.
  6.     As is the case with emotions, intuitions, too, have physical manifestations on your body. Thus, listening to your body can help you make better decisions in life.

 

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