Thankfully, several things happened. I sought help and started taking some natural and homeopathic remedies to bring my nervous system back out of fight or flight. And my baby started to sleep better again - thank goodness. But it got me thinking.
stress feels good
our bodies tell us
It's not easy when life requires certain things of us and we need to work, shop, eat and tidy up. When we want to see friends, go for a walk, have a meal with a loved one, catch up on emails. But I'm training myself.
I do one job at a time.
I prioritise rest.
I've started to feel the sheer bliss of relaxed muscles when I lie in bed. I'm recognising when my breath shortens and my shoulders tighten and just stop what I'm doing and think 'Do I really need to do this?'
It's quite hard. There's stuff to be done. Always. But I know that the only way to build the type of life I want to live is to build it. It won't happen if I don't actively make the changes and the decisions to move towards that. You have to decide. And for me that means phasing out frantic.