Last week, I was in a rush at work because some patients came early, others were late and showed up without calling and I was trying to juggle too many things at once. I felt like I was running around everywhere, and I was.
All of a sudden, in my haste, my dress got caught at the corner of one of my tables and I scraped and bruised my knee. Ouch! The pain stopped me right in my tracks. I paused, took a breath and instead of worrying about catching up, my attention was shifted to tending to my wound. I had been in such a rush in my mind and now, I was brought back into the present by my body.
I took this injury as a sign from my body to S-L-O-W Down.
So, other than injuring yourself, what are some ways your body is telling your to slow down?
If your body is telling you to rest, listen! If you notice any of these secondary conditions, let me know at your next visit and we can teach your body some new strategies. Listen to your body!
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.