The other night, I was asleep by 8 o’clock. I woke a few times, briefly, for the things that hadn’t gotten done before my body chose rest — I fed the cats, put on my pajamas, slipped under the covers.
At any of those moments I could have decided that it was too early, that there were other things I could do, that although I aim for 10, 8 just didn’t feel like bedtime.
That night, it did. I wasn’t hungry. I didn’t feel the need or desire to clean, to work, to write or to read. My body wanted rest.
For a moment, I worried that I would wake around midnight, unable to find sleep again.
I decided to chance it, to listen to the innate wisdom of my body.
Amazingly, I woke at 7am the next morning. My body knew. I was tired.
When you tune into your body, when you allow its truth to trump your expectations, your assumptions, and those of others, you give yourself the opportunity to heal and grow.
Learning to listen to your body now will help you for the rest of your life.
Some days will be easier than others – it is a practice that you must continue to cultivate.
Honoring and trusting your body is the beginning of growing a strong relationship with yourself — the one person you can always count on no matter what.
Are you ready to take that step?
Creating Fertile Ground begins on May 6th, and I would love for you to be part of this incredible gathering of women. You can learn more and register here. Got questions? Feel free to ask by contacting me here.
Peace, Love, and Wellness,