Are you living in survival mode? Many of us, including myself much of the time, are tuning-in to our survival mode as part of healing.
Survival mode is also known as fight or flight. This is another term to describe your nervous system when it is unregulated. Essentially, it is a physiological response to stress or danger and prepares your body to confront it, via fight or flight (escape).
This state can become so normal you don’t even notice it. It is important to be able to bring your body back to a relaxed state. This is not easy and often brings up anxiety. Slowing down is scary. Notice what this feels like in your body sometime.
Here's how you can help your body relax:
Notice how your body feels - many of us in this state are disconnected from our bodies.
Breathe deeply, meditate, do yoga, and work on progressive muscle relaxation.
Exercise regularly - physical activity can help reduce stress and release tension in the body.
Get enough sleep: Adequate sleep is essential for maintaining physical and mental health.
Set boundaries: It's important to prioritize self-care and set boundaries to protect your physical and emotional well-being.
~ Laura, Clinical Therapist
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