If you’re taken by surprise by pain, allergies or other symptoms you need to start to listen to your body, it knows all the secrets.
Start taking notes once a day and write down the following:
- How you’ve been feeling physically and mentally
- What you’ve been eating and drinking
- How much water you’ve been drinking
- How much strain you’ve put on your body (exercise, housework and other activities)
- What, if any, meds you’ve taken
- How long you slept during the night
Pretty soon you’ll start seeing a pattern for the worst days, and you’ll get better at controlling your symptoms and avoiding those worst days.
Those who have migraines might have worse days after not drinking enough water or not sleeping enough. People with chronic pain might have worse days after cleaning the house (I know I do). Those with food intolerances or allergies might feel worse after a visit to a restaurant, even if they were told they got the ‘right kind’ of food.
Keep track, and tell me how you do with this.
Do you listen to your body or ignore it?
For now, leave me a comment below with any observations you’ve made.
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Good to know! I had an allergy attack yesterday for the first time in over a year, and after thinking about what triggered it I realized it was because I had gone for a jog in a new area that I had never jogged before. And today I’m fine. But you offer a good idea to keep track so you can see the patterns. Thanks!
Good advice, I never seem to drink enough water. This is good encouragement.
Thanks 🙂 I hope it helps someone
I can’t sleep at the moment. I’ve been up since 4 AM. Wonder why? Seems like a good idea to start keeping track of things so I can pinpoint the flare ups.
I hope you get some sleep soon 🙂