You feel a pea under your mattress and instead of getting rid of the pea you admonish yourself for being a princess.
If it’s not a pea under your mattress, it’s your ill-fitting bra, or expired eyeglass prescription, or ergonomically disastrous work space.
Today is my call to MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE.
I have a client who realized that none of the seating in her living room was comfortable. Everytime she went to ‘relax’ with her husband she would find herself with a sore tailbone.
I have another client who spent years wearing ill-fitting clothing (including her bra) because she refused to accept her body at it’s current size. Everyday she’d struggle to get a full inhale as her chest and waist were corseted by clothing that didn’t match her body.
I’m no different.
Ten years ago I bought an inexpensive mattress that I knew from the first night I slept on it that it was too soft. For ten years I have slept on what is affectionately called “The Marshmallow” despite waking with up serious joint aches and pains. To add insult to injury, I also spent the past four years running my business while contorted over my laptop in this very same squishy mattress.
Well my brilliant body said no more and I’m here to encourage you to listen to what your body might be whimpering about.
The good news is that both clients made the changes they needed to get comfortable. They realized that they deserved to feel good in their home and their lungs.
I too have made some pretty major changes.
New body and earth-friendly mattress? Check.
New electric standing desk? Check.
Regular chiropractic adjustments and massages? Check.
We’re so quick to grit our teeth and bear it. I say it’s not that ‘what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger’ so much as it’s ‘what doesn’t kill us may just be making us really uncomfortable.’
Do consider this my call to you to make whatever changes you need to make to be more comfortable, in less pain, and breathing easier.
You (and I) deserve to be as pain-free as possible.
Check in with yourself right now: what’s the metaphorical (or actual) ‘pebble in your shoe’?
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