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Learning to listen to your body

AdeleYou may have heard in the news that pop sensation Adele has been forced to cancel her sold-out US tour. The singer has a haemorrhage on her vocal chords and is under doctor’s orders to take an extended rest period to recuperate.

If you’re an Adele fan you’ll know this isn’t the first time the singer has had to cancel concerts due to illness.

In her blog, Adele expresses her disappointment in letting down fans.  She explains she has been pushing herself too hard and finally realises the importance of listening to her body.

Pushing yourself too hard

According to her blog Adele first started having trouble with her voice back in January, before her European tour. Since then she has had several issues with her voice and admits due to her busy scheduling, she never really gave herself the proper time to recover.

Endless pressure of commitments can make you think taking time out for yourself isn’t a priority. Recognising the signs you’re pushing yourself too hard is a really important skill that Adele learnt the hard way.

Listening to your body

During her US tour Adele talks about how she ignored the signs her body was giving her: “I did the show even though in the back of mind I knew it wasn’t the right thing to do. And during it I felt, what I can only describe as something ripping in my throat.”

All of us can relate to pushing ourselves to do something we weren’t feeling up to. Nobody wants to let people down.  Adele’s story shows us how dangerous it is to ignore the signs our body gives us.

Knowing when to take a break

The trick is knowing when to take a break. It’s often the best thing you can do for everyone at the end of the day.  After all how much help can you be to others if you are not ok yourself?

Staying positive

It’s awesome that despite everything she has been through Adele has managed to stay upbeat and knows that taking a little time out is a positive step.

“I’m gonna smash the ball out the park once I’m touring again”