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About a year ago, I hurt my back and had to see my doctor. As I sat on the crunchy paper in his office, he asked about my life, about everything I had going on. My test results were terrible—all my numbers were bad. He told me that unless I change some things up, my fast-paced life was going to kill me. It was a wake-up call that forced me to make some changes.

We are all aware that life can be busy. My calendar is jammed pack each week with work, kids, school, sports, and friends. I have had to create multiple calendars just to keep track of it all. Our culture moves that quickly and keeping up can be so exhausting that it hurts us. Here are 4 signs your fast-paced life is killing you.

1. Your body is telling you.

The human body is amazing. My back pain wasn’t just from working out. It was a warning for me to slow down. You may have heard that you need to listen to your body and this couldn’t be truer when we examine the fast-paced life we have set for ourselves. Headaches, back pain, shortness of breath may be signs that you need to slow down. What is your body telling you?


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