EMB #539: Let’s talk about listening to your body!


Let's talk about listening to your body!

I wanted to talk about listening to your body, as most of you probably know or have guessed, that we often talk about things that we’re going through in life. So that’s why a lot of times when we’re doing something with the Fitness Family, if we get a lot of questions about something in particular, that means a lot of people are going through whatever issue it is. So I thought, why not talk about listening to your body? It’s an important subject and I feel like more of us can listen to our body. So that’s what we’re going to talk about today. 

It’s kind of crazy. And, you know, I was actually just reading this article about how, like many of us know that depression rates are up and anxiety, mental health is a major issue right now. And I feel like it’s not just because of the economic situation right now, but also what I was reading was because of, you know, like when we get excited about something, we have different chemical reactions, we have endorphins flowing through our body. So, you know, like people are actually addicted to likes and we check for likes and like, well, I wonder how many people like my post or comment or share. It’s definitely very apparent in the business world for sure, because we post and we’re like, Oh, the more we post our we should have more of an outreach and then the more of an outreach, maybe we can get more sales.

And then if we have more sales, we can feed ourselves. So it’s relevant. I’m not saying anyone is at fault for this and I think it’s not just business. When we post we want to see reactions, but we actually get obsessive over the feedback. When you put something up, people actually check like, Oh, I wonder how many comments, and I’ve actually witnessed this, I wonder how many. But those are like a chemical reaction in our body. It’s our brain. It’s actually giving us. It gives us a sense of belonging, almost like when we put something out to our community and people like and respond. I suppose more than anything it gives us a feeling of belonging and of acceptance. So the article I was reading was saying that. It’s not just the economic situation that’s going on everywhere in the world. It’s also how we’re responding and how we’re reacting to different things in the world. So we want instant gratification. We want gratification. We want instant support. And don’t get me wrong, I can understand each one of these. And we have the same feelings in some regards or the same reactions.

But what I’m trying to express here is that our senses of appreciation have been dulled. And it was like I said, it was this article I was reading. It was very profound or extraordinary. It was very interesting to me, like, It’s never enough. And we know that as a society, we don’t have a big enough house, we don’t have a nice enough car, we don’t have enough money in the bank. And whatever it is, these are all materialistic types of things. But when, the more you achieve, I suppose, or the more you gain, the less that excites you.

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