I’m seeing a lot of emails flying around telling me what I should be feeling right now.
Have you ever been told what you are feeling? How did that go over?
I can only ever tell you what I feel. And right now, I’m all over the place on a daily basis!
From worry and anxiety, to content and grateful for what I have, to so, so sad for what is happening in the world.
If you are anything like me (which you might not be!) it can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride.
In times of stress, this is when we see what our coping styles are, how we respond to stress.
What you also might see is old fears, old patterns emerging that perhaps you thought you were done with!
You are normal.
Under stressful conditions, and this one is prolonged, we often see our old “small self” fears re-emerge. The ways we coped in the past to deal with overwhelm and helplessness.
And, if you have an open and sensitive nervous system at the best of times, these rides can be very intense. Life can be very intense.
It can be so intense and demanding that over time our nervous systems become frazzled and frayed. The world can seem like too much to take in, and overwhelm sets in.
We sometimes go small into shutdown or escape mode.
Or we yell and become big.
Because we feel out of control inside.
Please, whatever you ARE feeling, find a release valve so you are healing as it comes up.
Talk, reach out, breathe very deeply, move in nature.
Do not sit in freeze, or continue to fight/flight or fawn (take care of everyone else).
Do something for YOUR body today that feels good, so the stress doesn’t get stuck and stored.
Share below, are you noticing old fear responses/habits arise?
What will you do today to release it?
This is more important than you might think.