I know you know that symptoms are your body telling you something is going on.

But it’s not always straight forward in terms of what the issue itself is.

Symptoms can be pretty sneaky.

For example, if you slept poorly for a few nights, you’re not going to be surprised that you feel a little tired the next day.

The problem is obvious here, you need to get sleep!

But what if instead, there aren’t sudden poor nights of sleep..

… and fatigue starts showing up… slowly… eventually daily…

Fatigue is one of these symptoms that a lot of people have…

…and because of that, fatigue gets chalked up to being normal.

But “normal” and “typical” are two different things.

And fatigue can certainly subtly sneak up on people.

Fatigue is a sign that your body is struggling with something.

This is where it can get tricky, because there are many potential causes of fatigue.

But being able to notice a symptom is already a huge step forward, because now you can start figuring out what’s going on.

So that’s the first part of this newsletter, to remind you that fatigue does mean something is going on that needs to be addressed.

The second part of this newsletter is this:

I want you to pay better attention to yourself.

Not in an obsessive manner, but be aware of what you’re feeling and how you’re feeling – physically, mentally, emotionally.

And not just when we have an appointment coming up together.

I mean for you to check in with yourself on a regular basis.

It is much easier to pick up on your body trying to tell you something when you are in the habit of paying attention.

It is much easier on you in the long run when you can listen to your body when symptoms are at a whisper level.

Waiting for the body to start screaming, that’s never pleasant.

If you’re just getting started on paying better attention to yourself, pick a time when you want to check in with yourself.

For instance, you can do this before even getting out of bed in the morning.

It can also be great in your bedtime routine.

Checking in with yourself at this time allows you to address if something is bothering you, so you don’t have it stopping you from a good night’s sleep.

Any time you prefer to check in with yourself is a good time, but do start with picking a specific time so you can turn this into a habit.

This raises your awareness and allows it to be natural for you to recognize what you and your body are needing.

In turn, that creates an inner environment where making healthy choices for yourself is also natural again.

And that’s the goal: being healthy, naturally.