Pull Up Before You Hit The Wall

Great advice isn't it?  Common sense if you are driving...

As I was contemplating my topics for today's blog, I reflected on my last month and realised I was only just walking my talk.  I say only just because despite a very busy month in clinic and delivering seminars, travelling to Japan and then managing my sheer panic as I desperately rushed to be by my father's side before he passed away - I was still feeling relatively clear, focused and healthy.  With the exception of fatigue from obvious nights of restless sleep, sadness and a little jet lag - I was feeling quite good...

Until last night.

As the sheer enormity of the amount of back log in work I had to finish off this week overcame me, and the fact that between overseas travel and the tragedy of losing my Dad I had still not arranged time off to come back to earth, grieve, rest and have a good cleansing cry - it hit me late yesterday evening - and I had no more energy to hold it back.

I have known this was coming over the past two weeks and I knew that soon I would be helpless in the fight to stop the inevitable waves of feeling I was damming 'until I had the time' to let it go at a time when I had the privacy to do so.  Too late.  Even though I had booked out a 'Me Day' next Monday to do exactly this - it was the first day clear for me to set aside to take care of my broken heart and exhausted body. It sounds clinical I know - but how many times have you endured an emotionally tough run and had to 'stuff' your feelings aside in favour of answering your duty call to work or family?  When did you go back and revisit that emotional need, and did you stop to think that your lack of energy, irritability, digestive and sleep problems and even alcohol or cigarette addictions could have stemmed from some major life event that you didn't have the time to emotionally complete? No wonder we hit the wall...and then medicate.

I don't have my usual numbered hints and tips from 1 - 10 on this subject today, I think there is enough fodder for you to chew on for the weekend.

The only thing I would like to finish off with is this - if you are really truly serious about shedding weight, being more energetic and youthful, harnessing your health, sleeping better and becoming less dependant on medication - take a moment to check the inventory of times in your life where you've hit the wall and what circumstances lead up to that time - was it dealt with to your emotional satisfaction completely and fully?  If even thinking about it triggers an ache, pain or autopilot trip to the fridge or bottle of wine - perhaps there is within that experience your true healing potential...

Just saying...

 

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