I tend to neglect my body when other things get in the way.
Skipping breakfast when Hospital starts too early.
Not sleeping enough because I stay up too late.
Trying to keep fit but only doing it once a week or so.
And it’s really draining doing everything else when I’m tired.
Unfortunately, we aren’t just soul and spirit, but we have a body too.
To re-hash a quote I’m sure I’ve used before:
You are not a body. You are a soul, and you HAVE a body.
And that means that our bodily condition has a real effect on the way we feel. Which SHOULD be obvious to someone studying medicine, or really, to anyone in general. When you’re sick, you feel terrible.
But I’ve been really challenged lately about taking better care of myself, as it’s easier to be patient when you’re not tired.
You are easier to be around, when you’re not sleep-deprived.
And it’s easier to sell the message of the Gospel when your life reflects it. When you’re not too tired.