Take Charge of Your Healing
We can't change the things that have happened to us, but we can grow beyond them and heal. The top hack to heal trauma is to cultivate consistency.
When something traumatic happens, it's like the rug is pulled out from under us. We respond by getting stuck in the fear response. The brain hasn't processed that the event is over, so we're always looking for and dodging danger.
It not only takes a lot of energy to do that, it makes our routine erratic. So, we actually contribute to the unsafe feelings we experience by being physically and cognitively on the move.
How Cultivating Consistency Helps
Bad things happen. We can't control that, but we can heal trauma by seeing and cultivating consistency.
We know that change is consistent. It always happens. The bad things that are happening now will change.
You can help them move the pain along by being consistent with the healthy habits that create a strong foundation for your life.