One of my favorite technological advances is the GPS. Without using one, I’d truly be lost (both literally and figuratively). I have always been particularly intrigued by its course correction factor. When I’ve failed, for whatever reason, to go in the right direction, I’m quickly prompted to make a course correction. This allows me to get back on track, despite having made a mistake.
I think that our bodies possess a similar “course correction” factor, too. Those who have been diagnosed with chronic illness have more narrow parameters for engaging in periods of activity, compared to those who are healthy.
Exceeding these illness-imposed limitations results in symptom exacerbation. Even when we aren’t healthy, our bodies possess the wisdom of manifesting symptoms that allow us to make a course correction. It’s critically important to pay attention to when our symptoms are providing useful feedback about having overdone our activities.