Do you relate to these statements?
- I feel like I’m always going and it’s hard to turn off
- I want to slow down and just BE, but something always gets in the way
- I’m always rushing – running late, over-committing myself, spreading myself thin
- If I could just get everything under control, I’d be fine
- I get uncomfortable when things are out of control
- I am constantly trying to fix myself or others
- It’s hard for me to sit still
- My mind is always active
- It’s hard for me to get to sleep at night
- I wake up in the middle of the night thinking or worrying about things
- Everyone thinks I’m together, but inside I’m super hard on myself
- I have so much to be grateful for but I don’t feel like I am present enough for it
If you answered “yes” to several of these questions, it’s possible that you might have something I refer to as “chronic disembodiment syndrome.”
Chronic disembodiment syndrome is when you live up in your head constantly – analyzing everything, trying to figure stuff out, planning ahead, thinking things through…
…wanting to just get on top of things…
All so you can finally just be.
But the problem with chronic disembodiment syndrome there is always something else to do, a person to help, a project to plan, an email to send or an errand to run, and so you never can.
So you’re forever spinning in your mind, trying to show up for everything, not wanting to disappoint anyone and all the while feeling misunderstood, exhausted and perhaps a little resentful.
Does this sound familiar at all?
If it does, firstly I want to say I totally get it.
This describes how I lived for most of my life, even as a “mind-body” Pilates teacher!
I thought I was connected to my body and able to just “be,” but the truth was that I was more or less always…
…worrying what others thought
…getting down on myself
…obsessing about my body
…replaying yesterday’s conversation
…analyzing what someone said
…planning for the next big thing
…“checking out” while talking with people
…not paying attention
…arriving at a destination with no recollection of how I got there…
And fixating on what I needed to do so that I could finally just slow down and relax.
What I didn’t know at the time, was that my tendency to chronically up in my head didn’t just mean I would be chronically distracted, overly busy and feeling that whatever I did wasn’t enough…
It also meant I’d totally lost touch with myself.
I felt lost, lonely and lacking purpose. In some ways, I didn’t even know who I was anymore. I was so used to “doing” things, but I didn’t know who I was outside of that.
I didn’t know what was authentically me.
If in reading this you self-identify as someone who’s also chronically up in your head, then I want to share some of the very foundational tools that got me on my path of learning how to get out of my head so I could finally just be.
I’m passionate about you starting on the path of embodiment, because since launching on mine, I’ve discovered a whole new level of what it means to feel whole, connected and like I’m never alone.
And I want you to have that too.
I hope you find these tools and practices as valuable as they have been for me, so please hit reply to this email, and let me know.
Is it hard for you to sit still? Take this quiz(I’d love to hear if you related to the quiz questions above! So feel free to let me know that too! NO JUDGEMENT)