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Balancing my body…

08 Nov 13
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At the moment my body is out of balance.

This is obvious with the continuous pain and fatigue. I am listening to my body though and trying to re balance it.

I am focusing on eating fresh, wholesome food as often as possible, meditating and resting to listen closer to my body, and surrounding myself with people who inspire me and help me feel more in balance.

Yesterday’s meditation in my 21 Days of Gratitude was focused on balancing the body. The comment that really stood out too me and kept resonating during the meditation was “Pain is not our enemy”. The meditation went on to explain that we can work with pain to ensure our body is in balance. Basically it is important to listen to your body in order to achieve harmony and balance.

Living with chronic pain and fatigue can make it difficult to find the balance that is needed in life. It feels like whatever we do it’s impossible to find this balance because any small action can increase the pain and fatigue. But I believe by doing activities that actively increase energy and reduce pain it is possible, over time, to find balance again.

This is what I’m hoping to do by mindfully meditating, eating well, and working within my limits by gradually increasing activity and pacing what I do.

What do you do to keep you body and mind in balance?

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  1. Jumping_Jenny_444 November 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I meditate, crochet, volunteer, and walk as well as getting in some resting time during the day. Great post! 🙂

    • Megan S November 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Thanks. That sounds like a lot to me, as I’ve said before I don’t think I have the energy yet for volunteer work although I’d love to do it.

  2. Life Beyond My Window November 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I listened to the gratitude and was also struck by the comment “Pain is not your enemy”. It really got me thinking about ways to try and not fight the pain, but as I sit here in pain and frustrasted, it’s not so easy. I wonder what tomorrow’s daily gratitude session will be.

    • Megan S November 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

      I know what you mean! I’m trying mindfulness meditations to help me come to terms with not fighting the pain so much.

  3. Just Another F-Bomb November 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Great post! I especially liked this “Living with chronic pain and fatigue can make it difficult to find the balance that is needed in life.”

    I think that sometimes pain is the barrier keeping us from moving forward. Finding the balance is the hopefully key to breaking down that barrier.

    • Megan S November 9, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Thanks. 🙂
      I agree, I find the pain acts as a barrier to me doing things I think will be beneficial. I’m hoping that as I find the right balance of activity and rest I will be able to overcome that barrier.

  4. Everyday Power November 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Great Post!

    • Megan S November 11, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks 🙂

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