IBS and having fun

IBS and having fun

IBS and having fun don’t usually feel like they go together. After all, it’s no fun at all dealing with IBS symptoms! But what if having more fun is EXACTLY what can help you feel a little better…

Where did the fun go?

Do you remember fun? You know playing, giggling, messing around, getting creative, having fun.

When did life get SO serious?

Who turned out the lights?

IBS and not having fun

IBS and having fun: the tug of war

My younger daughter (16) has been developing digestive issues. And I can see what’s behind it.

I’m watching her battling with school.

Her hours are filled with “have-to’s”, learning stuff that adults have decided she should learn, homework and the pressure of tests.

She gets great results – but her health is suffering.

The little girl inside her justs wants a break!

She wants time to dream, to draw (that is her passion!), to play. Time to herself to have fun.

So there is this tug of war going on.

Fun has gone out of the window.

Work has taken over and there is no balance between work and play.

And her digestive system and sleep have been affected – making life even more challenging.

I’m sure she’s not the only teenager developing IBS like this.

What about you?

When did you turn your back on that young, fun-loving and creative part of yourself?

And do what was “expected” of you instead?

IBS and having more fun despite dealing with IBS symptoms

What having fun can do for you

Although it’s really hard to do when you’re dealing with IBS symptoms, never underestimate the power of having fun.

It’s good for your health – and for your mojo!

So here are two quick questions for you:

(If your first reaction is “Bah, humbug!” then notice that:)

Where are you ignoring that little boy or girl, because you have been told that work and responsability come first?

How can you give yourself more space for having fun this season – despite your IBS?


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