How to Go From Fight or Flight to Rest and Restoration
EP:61 If you are tired of being exhausted, if you're tired of being lonely, if you are tired of snapping at your kids, if you're tired of feeling like it's an uphill battle, if you are tired of only getting that dopamine hit when you buy something for yourself and there's no other joy in life, if you feel like your partnership is stale, or you want to rip their heads off…..
That means ding ding, ding, ding, ding, it's time for support! Because you we aren't meant to do this alone.
Take time to support you in the way that you need. That is how you go from fight or flight (red zone) to rest, restoration, peace, calm and all the different things that you long for. So take some time to rest and move through the yellow which is will be wildly uncomfortable but oh so worth it when you come out on the other side.
Today I urge you to check in see how you're feeling for the day.
- Are you picking your skin?
- Are you chewing your nails? Are you biting your nails?
- Are you emotionally eating? Are you snapping at your kids?
- Are you completely disconnected from your partnership?
- Are my shoulders raised?
- Is my jaw clenched?
- Is my forehead lifted?
- Do I have a headache?
Do a body scan. What are the things your body is telling you that suggest you may be in the red. What are you feeling? Where in your body are you feeling it? Then go give yourself three hours to take care of you because you're so damn worth it.