Listening to my body
One thing I take pride in is how in tune I am with my body. I always know what it needs at any given time just by listening to it. In treating me, my psychiatrist has also taught me to use that skill to know when and how to adjust my meds.
For example, I’m not told to drop sleeping meds or antipsychotics by my psychiatrist. My body tells me. When I start getting hangovers from my medication I know something is now too heavy for me. So I start weaning myself off.
It makes me happy that I’m able to do that that’s why I thought to write about it here. My psychiatrist prescribes medication for me when I need it. My body tells me when it’s time to stop. I had to go back on sleeping meds when my love passed on. Of late my body has started communicating that we may not need such heavy doses anymore. The dust has settled. We are now able to sleep with less medication. So I’m slowly weaning myself off, listening to my body for guidance.
My psychiatrist has marvelled at how in tune I am with my body cos I consult with him based on very subtle warnings my body gives me.
I’m always in awe of how much our bodies can teach us just by listening to them. I like to give my body what it needs not necessarily what it wants cos sometimes it really just wants all the bad things. But once in a while I will give in to its wants to keep it happy. There really is a lot we can learn about ourselves and our bodies just by listening to the body.
I love that my body and I trust each other enough to share in each other’s inner workings. I love this house for my soul!