Learning to listen to your body

Learning to listen to your body can be a difficult task. After all, it doesn’t speak to us. It communicates far more subtle than another person or anything else out there. It may be a slight niggle, for example, but if you learn to listen to it you’ll quickly realize what’s up and be able to work on ways to make it better. Here are some steps you can take to learn to listen to your body. Once you've mastered it, you’ll be so glad you did!

Become More Mindful Every Day
Become more mindful every day - most people go through life half asleep, whether they’re using their phone while talking to a friend, or whether they’re just going through the motions at work. Being mindful puts us back into the moment. It stops us worrying about the past or the present, and allows us to enjoy the here and now. When we stop thinking about things we can’t change and things that haven’t happened yet, we tend to reduce anxiety and make our bodies happier.

Meditation is a key step in learning to listen to your body. Meditation doesn’t exactly come naturally to people today. After all, we’re so used to doing and having things fast, that it can feel weird to just kind of sit there and do nothing. That being said, meditation has a whole host of benefits; people feel less stressed, more creative, are healthier in the long run, and feel better equipped to listen to their intuition. Meditation allows us to really tune into our bodies and listen to what’s going on.

Keep A Journal
Keeping a journal is something that can really help us to organize our thoughts and spot patterns that keep on cropping up so we can rectify them. It’s also very cathartic! A journal could help you to spot and break patterns that you’ve picked up on over the years, making your body happier.

Do Yoga
Any type of exercise is great. You’re moving your body and becoming more attuned to it, so do whatever kind of exercise excites you and makes you feel great. However, yoga is a brilliant type of exercise for those who want to tune into their bodies and feel more at one with everyone around them. It’s a very spiritual practice! Feed Your Mind talks about different fitness types so you can get an idea of what you could try. Exercise is essential for your mind and body.

Be Mindful When You Eat
When you eat, pay attention to everything on your plate, chew slowly, and enjoy each bite. When you do this, you might actually realize that you’ve been eating more than you need to feel full, or that you haven’t been listening to your body at all. Listen to your natural hunger cues.

Stop, Be Aware, And Tune In To Your Feelings
Sometimes you can get an idea for how your body is by simply tuning into your feelings and asking. That’s right; ask your body how it feels! You might get an intuitive answer.

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