Resting, restoration and refreshment are a basic need for the body, I learnt this the hard way. I always have high expectations for myself and I push myself to achieve them. Almost 2 years ago I set a very tight and unrealistic timeline for myself I thought I was making good use of my 24 hours in a day.
I met my goals but at a cost of getting sick and was in bed for 3 days. My body just decided nope it wasn’t taking all that mistreatment anymore. Then I had a forced upon rest but now I know when to stop and rest. I now set realistic timelines. This got me thinking about how my hubby maintains our family car.
My hubby services the car when it’s due, I am sure most people do the same with their cars. We need the car to move from one point to another. Life would be very difficult without a car. Checks are made on the car fluids, filters, seatbelts etc. and then replacements are made where necessary. I understand the car mileage determines the services that the car needs. Car servicing is done at various mileage milestones. Which I find very interesting you will see why in a minute stay with me.
We have such a good control system for our cars to keep them in good condition. The question do we have a good system for our bodies to keep them operating well and in good condition.
I propose that we set mileage points to say this body has been working so hard; now it’s time for resting, refreshment and restoration
We shouldn’t run our bodies until we get sick like I once did. This body is given to us as a gift we must treasure it and look after it. We should love our bodies more than we love our cars.
We cannot replace the body but we can replace the car. So take time to fuel your body
We cannot manage a day without our car, but we cannot live without our bodies so let’s allow them time for resting, restoration and refreshment.
The body is more important than our cars, we might have a beautiful car but if the body is unwell it can’t even drive the car. We might have demanding jobs and lives but if the body is unwell it can’t even go to work. The company only needs you if your body can do the job. If the body is unwell for a long time no one will keep you in employment and keep paying you based on your past services. You are paid for the job you are doing today and not for the job you did yesterday.
This is not to scare you but to drive the point home that you need the body so take care of it. Just as we take our cars to a mechanic take your body to a doctor and get checked and treated where necessary. This keeps the body in good condition among other things like exercise and healthy eating etc.
Body you deserve it, you are entitled to a time of resting, refreshment & restoration
Love & Blessings