Do you treat yourself like a machine?

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Recently I spoke with a highly regarded business person who had been very shocked with how ill he had just been (man-flu I’m sure).

I always listen closely to this friend as I know we lead strangely parallel lives.

My question to him was “Why do we get our cars serviced regularly yet we expect our bodies to just ‘keep going’ without a break?”

The question stopped him in his tracks.

My God! I’ve never thought of it like that!”

fuel gauge


And as I had said it I knew I needed to do it myself!

Life has a funny way of reminding you at times how human you are.

One moment you are flying along doing your work, the next….

Illness, family crisis, children, elderly relatives, accidents…something throws a spanner in the works.

Or it can be a gradual wearing down, like water over stones.


Symptoms can include:

  • You can’t think creatively any more.
  • You always see the reasons why things can’t be done but can no longer see solutions..
  • Your thoughts are no longer fresh and innovative.

And like a flat tyre, you limp along hoping you will re inflate and keep going and going and going.

We all love the work we do but there comes a time where a break, a check-up , a service , a mental health break , some break from routine becomes necessary or our bodies stop us in our tracks.

Usually without warning (well actually your body normally has tried to warn you but you’ve chosen to ignore the symptoms).

So like the empty fuel light on your car, you keep going and going.(I certainly do)

So I’ve started already changing some of my behaviours with the love and support of friends.

These include physically moving and shifting things at home, energy healing work, visiting my GP to get tests done plus a few more items planned. I’d like to schedule in a particular physical activity as well. (waiting Dr’s approval)

What are you doing to make sure you are getting a regular service?

old fashioned car service

All suggestions welcome – please leave your comments below.

One response to “Do you treat yourself like a machine?”

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