Every time you say yes when your body is saying no, your nervous system will find a way to say no for you.
There’s a lot of stuff out there that encourages us to put mind over matter and persevere regardless of the outcome. Depending upon your personal circumstances, it may be necessary for you to push past your capacity in order to pay the bills, take care of the kids and succeed in your career.
For most of us living in a patriarchal, capitalist society we are conditioned to say yes when we really need to say no. This is why so many are burned out, apathetic or just so overwhelmed that life feels like an uphill struggle.
This is why boundaries are important. This is why community is important. This is why dismantling oppressive culture is important.
Our nervous systems don’t do mind over matter, too much of that philosophy is detrimental to our health, our society and the planet.
How do you get off the struggle bus?
By building a relationship between your consciousness and your nervous system you begin to come out of fight, flight, fawn and freeze and can create shifts, first within you and then in the world around you.
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