Is your over commitment pattern a trauma response? How to end the excessive stress-cycle

Is your over-committing pattern in life causing you unnecessary stress? Do you find it hard to say “NO” to things and actually create space in your day and calendar to tend to your needs? Do you find yourself rushing from thing to thing, stressed in meetings, angry with your partner or family, and late to everything?

I’m here to share with you that there is nothing “wrong” with you.

However, over committing to things stems from a trauma response, specifically the need to please everyone without actually honoring your own rhythms. This form of trauma response stems from the Social Nervous System in particular. This branch of our nervous system is responsible for bonding, communication with other humans, connecting with others, play, socializing, and more. 

This quote found me the other day and I think it sums up this concept perfectly:

Inner peace can feel like boredom to those who grew up in chaos.

Let that sink in. 

All of this isn’t to say accomplishing things in life is “bad.” But at what cost? And trust me when I say you’re speaking to the epic overachiever and recovering perfectionist of the century. At the end of the day, if you don’t have your health and well-being, productivity and commitments will begin to falter. 

Tune into this week’s episode of Mindfulness Monday Vlog as I share how to overcome such trauma patterns, end the excessive stress-cycle, and step into more integrity and overall alignment with your health and life. 

AND…If you do feel called to do a deep dive on these mental-emotional strategies, I’m hosting a 1-Day Immersive Experience on harnessing your Mental-Emotional Power.

Attend the workshop and experience many tangible strategies including:

  • More personal integrity 
  • Less inner stress
  • How to overcome challenges with more ease
  • Rise above setbacks and cultivate resilience 
  • Learn how to become more resourceful and adaptable in triggering moments
  • Grow the inner, embodied leader that exists within you
  • Bodywork sessions + community breathwork 
  • High-vibrational food provided
  • And SO much more!

I’ve got just 3 spots left. 

Check out the details and register here.

Yours in integrity,

Dr. Mel

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