Is this JUST anxiety. Oh No! Not Just. Stress and Anxiety affect every part of your life – your biology – inflammation, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, the list goes on and on. Affects psychology – how you think about yourself. Affects you spiritually – how you see the world and what is perhaps beyond what we see in this world.
Shame is a response to not feeling good enough. How do you see yourself? Do you feel capable? Capable enough? Always consider the word enough. In a broken world with broken systems, we try to compensate for things we have no control over. People pleasers and perfectionists cause themselves enormous stress and body ills. Not just your body. Also affects those around you. Affects communities.
Notice shame responses. Where do you feel it in your body? Are you fiddling more than usual – fingers and hands moving. Foot can’t stop bouncing? How does your gut feel? Are you getting headaches? Is your blood pressure going up? Sweating from too high adrenaline. Hormones are running amuck.
Be curious – Ah. I’m having a shame response.
Next step – calm the limbic system – the alarm center of your brain. I do 5-4-3-2-1 grounding techniques. I am an Olympic breather. Gold medals all around. Super brain yoga takes a minute – all on Lower Inflammation.
Take the time