Don’t make this one super common mistake with your body & new year resolutions this year.
Whether you love or hate the whole new year’s thing, it’s definitely a popular time to look at how you take care of your body.
So, let’s talk about a mistake that almost everyone makes when it comes to creating their own wellness or body care plans.
(and when I say body care here, I specifically mean movement, food, and body maintenance like massage, acupuncture, etc)
Are you doing it TO your body or FOR your body?
Here’s what I mean:
Let’s say you’re in a relationship (friendship, romantic relationship, family member, whatever)
If this person planned everything for you, from where you went, what you did, and what you ate – all ‘the best’ or ‘most popular’ or whatever – but never actually asked you what you liked or wanted, how would you feel?
This is what we do to our body.
We read that juice cleanses are good, or that we should cut out gluten, or that we should be exercising every day or not but doing heavy weights or whatever…
And we don’t ask our body what IT wants.
I’ve had people say to me:
‘But, I’m eating super clean and meditating every day and doing yoga three times a week and running twice and getting 8 hours of sleep so WHY is my body still so tense/exhausted/unhappy?’
And I just think – yes, all those things are healthy, but the vibe I’m getting from your body is that it’s TOO MUCH.
For some bodies, that level of activity would be perfect.
For other bodies, that’s going to wear them out or drain them.
When you’re making your body care plans this year, don’t forget to tune into your body and ask it what it wants.
In fact, it’s a good idea to take a minute every day and see what your body feels like.
This year, my body surprised me.
Maybe yours will surprise you.
This year, will you listen to what your body wants as you’re creating your body care resolutions?
If you do, I’d love to hear about what your body is asking you for
(if you have trouble connecting in or listening to your body – that happens to be my specialty – so if you’d like my help just let me know!)