If you’ve been working your usual long hours during lockdown, this period has probably been harder on your body. When you remove the commute to work, the excuse to stop by a colleagues office, go out to meetings or pop out for coffee, what you’re left with is a sedentary, stressful lifestyle that takes a physical toll on your body. The question is, have you noticed?
Most of us take our body for granted. Years ago I heard a highly successful woman describe how she regretted viewing her body “as nothing but a vehicle for my brain”. At the time, she was in remission from breast cancer. Her message was a reminder to all of us busy professionals in the room to pay closer attention to our bodies and what they tell us.
How you do this is easy: Your body speaks. All you have to do, is listen.
In this episode I talk about the many messages your body tries to send you, how to be better at listening to them and the risk of consequences when you don’t. I share examples of some of my own bad habits, including perhaps one too many references to my bladder and the tendency I have to ignore the call of nature when I’m absorbed in my work. You’ll be pleased to hear there’s more: practical advice about how to listen to your body so you can perform at your best and stay well.