#MindfulMonday is coming a day late because I’ve been under the weather. Ugh...So I thought this was a really good opportunity to explore a practice that would help me make better mental habits when it comes to my physical well-being.
Have you ignored your body’s warning signs to slow down? Maybe you wake up lethargic and achy but brush it off — you can’t not go to work after all.
I am SUPER familiar with this conditioning to “push through” aches and pains and scratchy throats. The show must go on, right? I’m not here to tell you not to do the show. Sometimes, you have to! But I’m interested in reframing this conversation that happens with my body when I notice I might not be feeling well.
Instead of “shut up, I’m fine”, I’d like to move towards “Hey, I see you’re not feeling great. We gotta get through this task but let’s make time to rest very soon.”
Imagine you were talking to a little kid. You wouldn’t tell them to get over it and muscle through their illness, right? You’d wrap them up in a blanket and make them soup.
Make yourself some soup. You can still go to that meeting if you have to — but goddamn it, you will eat some soup first.
Speaking of — gotta go get me some soup!
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