Mind-body Wellness Tip:
Do Not Overdo You
Dear Awesome Woman,
I woke up the other day with some funky mind-body pain. For me it shows up sometimes as leg, hip and lower back pain. It’s an indication to me that something is up in my inner and outer world that needs shifting. When I did my somatic processing on myself, going in and checking with my body, emotions and soul, the intuitive message I received was “Do not overdo you—not in any way, shape or form.” Oh.
Yup, forgot about that pattern that I sometimes have of trying to be that superwoman who gets a little too overly ambitious with even one area of my life. Especially as an introvert and empath, life is meant to be slowed down, with ebb and flows respected.
If you’ve got a similar pattern and have some leg pains, foot pains, shoulder pains, back pains, migraines, excessive tiredness, autoimmune issues etc. — the list can go on— then it’s time to look at not only what you’re doing, but the way that you’re doing it.
Take breaks often. I have a timer on my desk when I’m working to go off every 11 minutes to remind me to pause and take a deep breath in and out. I’ll declutter one area at a time for a half hour at a time. I’ll do the dishes and then take a break and do something creative. I’ll listen to an interesting class while I put away laundry. I’ll go up to my room for some private time while my kids have some protected internet time.
And I’ll watch my thoughts. Am I telling myself “I just have to get one more thing done and then….”? What’s the “then”? What do we think that we’ll get when that very pressing thing is accomplished? There will just be other things to accomplish because life is meant to be lived. As Martha Beck says “Instead of fretting about getting everything done, why not simply accept that being alive means having things to do? Then drop into full engagement with whatever you’re doing, and let the worry go.”
Be kind to yourself when you’re trying to accomplish things. Do not overdo you.
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Love & Blessings,
Miriam Racquel (Meryl)