What if a high achiever comes to a full stop?
What do you do when you’re forced to take it slow? For an operation for example?
Upfront you might have made a lot of plans of what you’re going to do when you can’t work but sometimes life doesn’t go the way you want it to.
Then you have to rethink. Completely!
What if this happens and you are an achiever and furthermore you’re a health and lifestyle coach?
Then you have to walk your talk!
I advise my clients to slow down when necessary, to listen to their body, and to take care of the mind. Obviously I will have to apply this to myself therefore 😉
At this moment I’m faced with all kinds of challenges, like wanting to be as active as usual but my body says ‘no way’.
I want to read and study but my head says, ‘I don’t think so’.
It’s a constant struggle between wanting and my ability.
So, what to do?
Give in! That’s it.
I give myself the time to recover and listen to my body, not so much to my head.
My head is struggling because it’s so used to be the leading voice but now the best thing is to go with the flow.
So my advice always is, if you’re tired, lay yourself down. If you feel like doing something for a short while, do so also.
Give yourself some forced holidays and enjoy the time you’re giving.
If you can, take time to think. Think about your future, about the things you want to do. When you are relaxed and time is no issue, you‘ll see your mind is more creative than when you are in ‘doing’ mode. Take advantage of this and when you’re back on your feet, elaborate on the ideas you have been ‘given’ during your full stop.
I was stopped by a shoulder injury which is relatively innocent. And 6 years ago I was stopped by a shoulder injury also. Hum, makes me think 😉
Sometimes if you don’t take enough time to relax, your body will find a way to stop you, for sure. Don’t wait for bad things to happen, look at your own life now and find out if you’re overworked, stressed out or worse. Physical problems are good indicators of your health. Look at high blood pressure, overweight, poor sleep, diabetes type II and cardiovascular diseases for example. If you suffer any of them, please know that you can do a lot about them yourself.
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Be the owner of your health, work at it on a daily basis. You will see it pays off!
With love and health,