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How to Listen to Your Body

Did you know that your body is always talking to you?

Listening to your body is essential for maintaining your overall well-being!

Our bodies often communicate with us through various symptoms and signals that can worsen if we ignore them.

Check out these signs below to see what your body is trying to say to you…

Are you experiencing: 


  •  YOU FEEL: Constantly tired and lacking energy. Tightness and pain in various parts of the body.
  •  UNDERLYING MESSAGE: Your body needs rest and rejuvenation.
  •  DANGER ZONE: Pushing ourselves beyond our limits lead to burnout, decreased immune function, chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, muscle spasms and limited mobility/functionality.


  •  YOU FEEL: Stomach pain, heartburn, bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea.
  •  UNDERLYING MESSAGE: Your body is not digesting and/or absorbing foods properly. There may be digestive imbalances or insufficient hydration.
  •  DANGER ZONE: Ignoring these signals and continuing to consume unhealthy foods can lead to more severe gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


  •  YOU FEEL: Worried all the time, can’t shut your mind off, out of control and feeling your mood go up-and-down, or waves of sadness and hopelessness.
  •  UNDERLYING MESSAGE: Your body is under significant stress and there may be unresolved emotional pain or issues that need to be processed and released.
  •  DANGER ZONE: Avoiding seeking help or practicing self-care can worsen mental health conditions and result in diagnoses that require pharmaceutical treatments long-term.


  •  YOU FEEL: Frustrated and annoyed by various skin conditions from acne, eczema, psoriasis, mysterious rashes or hives that seemingly come out of nowhere.
  •  UNDERLYING MESSAGE: Your body needs a break- whether it’s stress, poor diet, lack of hydration, inadequate skincare, environmental triggers/toxins or hormonal imbalances, the list goes on…
  •  DANGER ZONE: Neglecting to take care of the skin can result in chronic skin problems that impact one’s overall self-esteem and quality of life!

Now, I hope you realize how important it is to listen to your body’s signals and to address underlying health factors.

In fact, a big common denominator is… STRESS.

When we’re under significant stress, our body releases the stress hormone cortisol, and keeps our body in an activated sympathetic “fight-or-flight” state.

Our body is comprised of many parts and body systems and everything is connected. You can’t tell your heart to stop pounding so hard or your skin to stop breaking out just because you’re feeling anxious or stressed. (I mean, you can but it’s unlikely to cooperate in that moment.)


When you’re in a fight-or-flight state, this can impact various body systems including… 

** immune system e.g. why you get sick all the time or take forever to get better

** digestive system e.g. why you keep having those digestive issues or irregular bowel patterns

** endocrine system e.g. why the hormones are so out-of-whack and you can’t stop those darn cravings

** cardiovascular system e.g. why your heart keeps racing or your blood pressure keeps rising

** musculoskeletal system e.g. why your muscles are always so tight despite getting a massage 

…and so on.

I hope you see why it’s crucial to learn how to manage your stress better!!!

Realize that stress is a normal part of life.

Instead of trying your hardest to remove all stress, how about learning how to better THRIVE under pressure and stress? 

Did you know that I help high-achievers de-stress so they can live happier and healthier lives with balance? Book a complimentary consultation here!

To help you start this process, ask yourself this question:

How can I relax my body? 

Now that you’ve seen how the body is always trying to communicate with you, make sure to reciprocate and prioritize your self-care practices.

Take a moment and explore what activities, practices, or techniques help you unwind and release tension from your body.

Whether it’s through deep breathing exercises, gentle stretching, a nature walk, a warm bath or mindful movement like yoga or tai chi, find what resonates with you so you can nourish your body and mind.

Remember that relaxation is not a luxury but a necessity for your well-being!

By tuning into your body’s signals and honoring its need for rest, you will foster a deeper sense of peace and vitality to experience improved health and wellbeing like you deserve!

To get more personalized tips, make sure to book a complimentary consultation with me here!

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Cindy Tsai

Cindy Tsai


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