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Overwhelm: Fight, Flight or Freeze
Overwhelmed! Even saying the word out loud makes my heart race a little and my breath become shallow. Words definitely have power. Especially when you are feeling vulnerable, with way too many things to do on your plate. Life is extremely busy now and we have so many demands on our time. It is easy to get lost in taking care of everyone else and putting ourselves last. As counter intuitive as it seems, this is the time to concentrate on self-care.
Overwhelm can also be a symptom of keeping ourselves so busy that we don’t have time to feel or heal through conditioning or a trauma. When we are busy all the time, we mask the emotions that are working their way into our awareness to heal. Feeling overwhelm hides these emotions so we don’t feel the pain. Yet, if we don’t embrace the feelings then we cannot release the pain and will continue to live in the same pattern.
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