We all have priorities we have to get done.
Our priorities change with age. My youngest daughter, for example, has priorities that include picking out the right colored pop-ems to bring into the bathtub for her evening bath.
This is what is important to her. I do my best to honor what is important to her when possible and help her work through her concerns.
What about when it comes to what is important to me?
Sometimes, I admit that I ignore it. Other times, I will write it down and forget about it.
Then there’s times when I do listen.
Recently, I had ignored my body. I was on a routine. I exercised every morning, but stopped because I was taking a training class that commanded a lot of time each day.
My body let me know it was not happy.
It was upset with me for falling out of routine. First, it reminded me through thoughts. When you create a habit, your body and mind will make the effort to remind you. Thoughts like, “hey, isn’t it time to do your workout? It’s 7:30 AM. That’s when you do your workout, right?”
I ignored this.
Then, it reminded me through my ongoing foot pain. I stretch the ligaments out when doing a workout so this helps keep the foot flexible and not constricted. But, since I was out of routine, it was causing me pain.
I ignored this.
Finally, it reminded me through lower energy. I was tired and could hear it in my voice. My energy had dropped and it was hard for me to focus.
This got my attention.
I depend on my energy to take me through the day.
I’m sure you do too.
I started to make the time to recommit to my goals of working out 6 days a week.
When something is important to you, your body and mind will bring it up in several ways for you to listen.
What’s coming up for you now?