Let’s face it – most of us have lived that embarrassing moment when we dozed off because we were totally exhausted in front of other people. Or that moment when we suddenly realized that someone’s talking to us but we have NO idea what they’re saying! We are all so used to having our own way with our bodies that we quite conveniently ignore it every time it tries to talk to us – and tell us something really important! Ladies, our bodies often know how we are feeling much before we admit it to ourselves – so it only makes sense to hear it talk to us!
If you’re sitting at your desk, and suddenly feel a shooting pain in your back, or if you’re getting frequent headaches – you are under SO much stress! Please don’t equate stress here with “being busy” – accept it for what it actually is, something that’s way too much to handle. And if your BODY hurts, that’s because you are probably close to breaking under that pressure. Time to take a break!
You are in the middle of a meeting at work, or maybe at home with your family, and unexpectedly start twitching. This is your body’s way of telling you that you are feeling SUPER anxious and are just not comfortable in your present situation. Whether you’re socially uncomfortable around your in-laws or your colleagues – that twitch is not just a random reflex BUT the result of a major worry bothering you.
Your food tastes better – WAY better. Even the same old daal and sabzi! Chocolate tastes sweeter, achaar tastes spicier… Basically, every sensation is heightened. Oh, you are in love. Not necessarily in a romantic relationship – but maybe with your work and situation in life. Life is happy for you, even if you don’t realize it in the everyday madness!
You are struggling with an everyday name – and can’t help but wonder how is it that you can’t remember it. However “normal” it may seem, it is not – for it means your body is trying to show you how out of it you actually are.
You have difficulty sitting still and often fidget with something or the other. Whatever it is that’s worrying you – whether it’s your boss, issues in your relationship or with your colleagues – it has started affecting your ability to concentrate. It’s your body’s way of telling you that there’s something you need to deal with.
You are super-exhausted all the time, and even 8 hours of deep sleep is leaving you tired. Girl, your body is telling you to take a break from your daily routine. You need to unwind and rejuvenate. Please do not push yourself to keep working (or studying, or dealing with that complicated situation) – take some time out for yourself.
You can physically feel your body turn cold. You know that phrase “getting cold feet”? It doesn’t apply just to those pre-wedding jitters, you know. Basically, this is your body’s way of telling you that you don’t want it – whatever the situation is.
If suddenly, amidst everyday activities, you feel like your present world is unreal – and you space out – you are dealing with heightened anxiety. You are worrying TOO much about too many things and have trouble keeping the past, present and future in check. It’s time you slow down and rest a while.