Why I Listened to Myself This Time!

by Chrysula on December 14, 2010 in listening,work life balance

Last Wednesday, I woke up with a terrible cold and high fever.  My usual modus operandi is to power through, keep going.  Especially a couple of weeks before Christmas with school concerts, a major project to finalize, an important deadline looming, a house to decorate, family and friends to connect with, community service projects, the church Nativity Play … , blah, blah, blah.  Instead, I spent 1.5 days in bed, admittedly with my laptop in close vicinity.  But I barely moved, and certainly didn’t produce much of worth in the hours I did try to work.

I handed the four small people over to my beloved.  I chose not to complain about how he decided to run it all or what outsourcing decisions he made.  I negotiated some extensions on deliverables, delegated some things.  And essentially passed out.

Unlike the last time I got sick back in September, which went on for almost 3 full weeks, I am feeling pretty chipper right about now.  Oh, if we would just listen to our bodies more often!  I am seriously cursing all the time I lost operating at 50% in the Fall.

We know, don’t we?  We know what it is we need to do so much of the time.  In my trivial example, I can see layers of application for other areas of my life.  And a reminder that the connection between body and spirit is such a rich source of information if we’ll listen.

We are always in an internal negotiation with ourselvesJoin me at She Negotiates Balance and Purpose – register here – to discover and refine tools to more effectively listen to yourself.  When was the last time your body told you something really important?  Did you listen?  What was the outcome?

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Wendy CD December 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

An important message for everyone! Thanks, C. And love the new blog design, BTW.

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