The Importance of Listening To Your Body

People often find themselves dealing with a lot of stressful situations. And, sadly, many times, people allow these situations to take up a majority of their time and result in the person becoming more stressed, more sad, and more susceptible to sickness or some sort of mental strife. Whether it’s work, school, or relationship issues, people often sacrifice their own well being to complete tasks required of them or even just when trying to maintain relationships.  Many people, due to lack of time, forgo proper sleep, hydration, and eating habits.

When these sacrifices are made, it can really take a toll on your body, mind, and soul.  When someone chooses to spend 10 extra hours working overtime, and therefore skipping dinner, social activities, and a healthy amount of sleep, they may feel more productive and satisfied after having completed their task in the moment.  However, this will gradually begin to take a toll on them if these circumstances occur on a very frequent basis.  Also, not only do you risk your own physical and mental health, but often times when these necessities are disregarded, your work and productivity would be inclined to suffer as well.

It’s important to remember to relax sometimes and not always succumb to the desire to be “as productive as possible”. Choosing contant work and stress over listening to the needs of your body can be incredibly dangerous. It is important to take time for yourself in order to recharge your energy stores in order to be the most productive version of yourself.  So, remember to eat your meals, stay hydrated, incorporate a healthy amount of social interaction into your daily routine.  And, especially remember to rest up and get a decent amount of sleep.  Listen to your body.  If it is deteriorating, so will your productivity and work ethic.

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