Today, let’s dive into some lies about our nervous system that might just change the game for you. You know, those well-meaning advice givers might have missed the mark a bit, and it’s time we set the record straight. No drama here, just good vibes and solid information to help you thrive in the chaos of mom life.
3 Nervous System Lies:
- Regulated Nervous System Doesn’t Mean Perpetual Calmness
Let’s get real, expecting to be zen 24/7 is like chasing a rainbow – lovely in theory but not quite realistic. Having a regulated nervous system doesn’t mean suppressing your emotions or staying calm all the time. Life happens, and emotions are part of the beautiful ride. What we’re really aiming for is resilience – the ability to feel the ups and downs without getting stuck. Embrace the full spectrum of human emotions because, let’s face it, life keeps lifing.
- Breathing and Meditation Are Powerful, but Not Cure-Alls
Sure, taking a deep breath can work wonders, but it’s not a magical fix for every situation. When it comes to regulating your nervous system, understanding the right time for these practices is key. If you’re brewing with anger or frustration, deep breaths might just be sweeping those emotions under the rug. Instead, make space to feel and express what’s going on inside. Release the emotion, complete the cycle, and then let the calming practices work their magic.
- Exercise: It’s Not Always a One-Size-Fits-All Solution
Exercise is fantastic for your overall well-being, but it’s not a universal remedy. The type of exercise and your current state of mind matter. If you’re running on fumes and pushing your limits, a hardcore workout might tip you over the edge. Your nervous system has its own tolerance window, and it fluctuates based on your life circumstances. Listen to your body, opt for movements that feel supportive, and don’t hesitate to take it easy when needed.
In the whirlwind of mom life, checking in with yourself is a game-changer. Your body knows what it needs, and it’s time to start listening. Whether it’s a nap, a moment of stillness, or devouring that bowl of soup on day one of your cycle, honor those needs. This is your invitation to be kind to yourself, mama. Embrace the journey, feel the feels, and let’s navigate the world of motherhood with grace and authenticity.
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