I tell you this story to illustrate how something so small and seemingly insignificant can create a huge negative impact. The mind is a powerful thing and my toe story, which fortunately is on the path to healing, demonstrates how we can conjure up fictional stories in our minds that create fear and panic that pushes us out of EQUILIBRIUM if we allow them to.
Yes, life throws challenges at us all of the time, but the more skilled and tooled we are, then the quicker we can pull ourselves up, deal with the issues and inevitable set backs so that we can get back into a state of EQUILIBRIUM and keep moving forward, enjoying the interesting journey that we call ‘life’.
Right now, we’re all going through massive disruption and set backs to our everyday lifestyles. Whatever your perspective and situation, my guess is that economic recession, a global pandemic, lockdowns, mandatory mask wearing, race riots and bush fires were not part of your 2020 plans.
Whilst these are all traumatic events with a ’T’, the traumatic impact on many of us is often felt with a small ’t’. Having to stay home, not being able to get home, losing your job, having to wear a mask, worrying about the future are all traumas with a ‘t’ that puts constant pressure on our nervous system and the cells of our bodies which impacts our resilience, our wellbeing and our EQUILIBRIUM.