Is your body trying to tell you something?

It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the oil.

I’m sure you’ve come across this maxim dozens of times, often used to suggest that life’s more noticeable problems get fixed first (and sometimes, too, to infer that equally important issues can be ignored if they’re less attention-seeking).

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But let us for one minute consider this idea at face value.

And let’s just imagine that your state of health might be just one or two degrees below par.

Maybe you’re more tired than normal? Perhaps your digestive system is misbehaving? Or you’ve a few extra aches and pains?

Is it possible that you’ve been turning a blind eye to these niggles? Have you simply been hoping they’ll just go away of their own accord?

Easy to slip into, and I know I can sometimes be guilty of this blinkered view.

The point is that when a wheel squeaks it’s generally serving a purpose, crying out for whoever’s in charge to fetch the oil can. Left alone, un-oiled squeaky wheels have a habit of seizing up or even worse dropping off.

Now you really wouldn’t want that to happen to you, would you?

So listen to your body. And be kind to it.

It’s amazing what a little extra rest, sleep, food or water can do to help.

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