So yeah, that's me...
It might not look like that, because I DO get out and do lots of things, but honestly, when I do my morning writing it's often just me having a tantrum saying 'I don't WANT to go to work, I don't WANT to see people, I don't WANT to do... anything, really.'
If it was up to my body, I'd be at home watching Crazy Ex Girlfriend, eating takeaway, never opening my door. Staying safe, conserving energy. Which is sometimes exactly what I need. But not ALL the time. I also need to get out into the world and make things happen. Sometimes I need to be the boss of my body.
Which is what happened this weekend – a group of us turned 40 this year and a massive party was organised and I REALLY didn't want to go but I knew that if I went there'd be lots of people I love and there'd be dancing. So I went. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and out of the house, because safe is lovely and gorgeous and nurturing but to thrive we need more than just safety. We need challenges. Not that the party was particularly challenging. The party was actually brilliant.
So yes, listen to your body. Let it have its rant, but then, it might be time for your body to listen to you.
And also, take a tent. Because quiet alone time is great too.
If only it was as simple in life as just following one instruction and keeping on going, but it isn't. It's constant readjusting and reassessing. Sometimes speeding up, sometimes slowing down. Sometimes listening, sometimes talking.
If you'd like to discuss both what your body is trying to tell you AND what you'd like to tell it, I'd love to see you for a massage.
With love, Ruth Nadia x