I was talking to one of my patients last week and she told me that she and her whole family were tired because of a big thunderstorm the night before. The booms of thunder woke them all up and the kids climbed into bed with mom and dad. No one slept well. Mom was sore, tight, and subluxated (misaligned) in areas that had been doing well. This is typical as subluxations tend to re-occur in areas that have been injured previously. Those areas are weaker and more susceptible to misalignment when under physical, mental, or toxic stress.
At breakfast, Mom told her kids that they were probably going to be tired later in the day as they hadn’t slept enough. I was really impressed with how she communicated to her kids what was going on with them. This is fantastic parenting. She is helping her children understand what is going on in their little bodies. They don’t always understand what is happening when they have a melt-down, also known as “Cranky Pants”. She was also preparing them for the idea of having a nap in the afternoon.
The same phenomenon applies to adults. When we are sleep deprived, we are certainly not at our best. And sometimes we might not be conscious of why we are sluggish, tired, sore, or just having an episode of “Cranky Pants”.
So, whether you are dealing with a child or your own inner child, it makes sense to check-in, pay attention and give yourself what you need. This is exactly what I do with myself and all our patients. I ask the following questions.
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