Making Yourself A Priority…It’s Time To Listen To Your Body Part 1

The year went by so quickly. Christmas already has passed… I wish that you felt the spirit of Christmas in a way that helps you most. In case that you find yourself contemplating about your direction in life for the new year 2020 and how you can become the better version of yourself using your time on earth wisely you might like this inspiring story…when Haley needed to find her way out of an abusive business relationship.

(Just in case that you wonder what healing is. For me: HEALING = experiencing the opposite; as a result the person is getting back into a state of natural flow.)

By Haley Guidry

“When Simone and I first met and began working together, anxiety was already something that I had dealt with for all of my life. My first memory of having the feeling of being outside of my body was at three years old. I have been through very rough patches, been to therapy, and even went to the emergency room one time due to nearly constant panic attacks.

After getting older and taking time to reflect, I started recognizing my anxiety easier and knew what to expect. Although it can still be scary, there is some comfort in knowing what is going on in your mind.

During one of our very first calls together, Simone talked about listening to your body and giving it what it needs. For example, if you are working 70 hours a week and you are suffering from chronic migraines, this could be your body telling you that you need to take it easy. In fact, sometimes we get these illnesses or feeling that prevent us from working so that we HAVE to take the time to rest. Feeling bad is not always a “bad” thing. These cues from our body are something that we need to listen to.

At the time that Simone and I first started working together, I was beginning to build my freelancing career. I knew that I could work from home and that I was good at it. Helping others with blogs, social media, and website ideas was something that I loved and I was excited about. Since I had graduated college, I did feel a societal pressure that I needed to be successful and fast. 

I soon began taking on as many projects as I could possibly handle. When I wasn’t working with a client on a project, I was constantly looking for new opportunities. From the time I would wake up until I was lying in bed at night, I was on the prowl. I wanted to get that experience and I wanted to get my name out there.

While this was a success to some degree (I met some great people, like Simone), it was also very trying on my mental and physical health. One of the first things that I noticed was the fact that I was dreaming about looking for clients or having nightmares about disappointing someone. I never went out with friends and I barely took the time to enjoy myself in any aspect other than work. 

I would get headaches that would last for weeks at a time. I knew that I had migraines in the past that were the result of anxiety and stress, but in my mind this was somehow different. I was living the dream, working from home. Surely this ideal situation couldn’t be causing me stress, right?

Time went on and each week that I would meet with Simone I would learn a little bit more about what she does and what she offers. We talked about Life coaching, Zhineng Qigong, Iris Analysis, and more. Nearly every time that we had a meeting, something she would say would end up resonating with me. Any time that I would have any health or mental issues, Simone was always very understanding. 

 

Although I had always trusted everything Simone had told me because it is obvious that she is intelligent and is very knowledgeable in her field, it took me a long time to see that all of these things also related to ME. It is often much easier to recognize what is wrong in someone else than it is ourselves. 

My husband had expressed concern that I was working too hard and too much. Although a part of me knew he was right, I still wanted to press forward. After all, in my mind I was making progress. There were a few client experiences that I had that were less than perfect. Some were degrading and downright rude; however, I put up with it because I wanted the experience and I wanted the reviews. I was going out of my way to make people happy who were being mean to me. I was even working more without extra pay; anything to make these people who were being unreasonable, happy.

The time came when I had a particularly abusive client. She was degrading and rude at every turn. Things went so far as her telling me that I obviously didn’t know what I was doing and the she was a fool for trusting me. Although I have been doing this type of work for a long time, was good at it, and knew that I had done nothing wrong, I continued to let this person tear me down. She made me feel bad about myself and made me feel like I was in the wrong, although all signs pointed towards the opposite.

During this time, I was very unwell. My mind was constantly racing, my body was physically shaking from stress, and I couldn’t sleep without thinking about it. One day, something clicked. I had done everything in my power, including working for free, to make this client happy. I was polite and understanding while they were criticizing my every movement. I finally made the decision to part ways with this client. They threatened to ruin my reputation when I told them I was done with our partnership. Although this intimidated me at first, I knew deep down that I had done my very best and that I was not at fault. I proceeded with ending our relationship and after about a day or two of decompressing, I instantly felt lighter. I could physically feel that the stress had been lifted off of my body.

Just to be clear, this isn’t me saying that every time you have a job that is stressful that you should jump ship. Everyone has different circumstances and situations and we are all unique. What I am saying, however, is that when your body is trying to tell you something, you need to listen.

 

Even though we like to think that we know ourselves better than anyone else, sometimes it takes a third party (like Simone for me) to put things into perspective. If I have been able to come this far and learn this much just from working with Simone, just imagine how much you can improve your own life by taking advantage of her services!

I have never been a person to promote things or people that I don’t believe in. If you are struggling with any health or mental struggles, book a consultation with Simone. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Even if you are healthy and feel fine right now, she can even help you prevent future problems! It is time that you make yourself a priority, and the beginning of the new year is the perfect time to start.”

Haley is a freelance writer and social media manager who is passionate about traveling, animals, and being happy. She is currently on her journey towards better physical and mental health while sharing her story along the way.

 

Happy New Year to you all.

Share your healing story.

 

Love and Light

Simone

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