Do these statements sound familiar?
- I don’t feel safe anymore. Anything can happen to you at any time.
- I can’t relax. My mind goes from thought to thought and my body is tense. I’m nervous and feel like jumping out of my skin.
- I’m stressed and always on the edge of my seat. I feel like I’m always ready to get up and go!
- I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. It’s hard to fall back asleep.
- I feel angry a lot of the time. It’s hard to control my temper. I overreact to things.
- Sometimes I feel like crying but I can’t. There’s something there, but I feel blocked.
- My concentration has gone out the window. I can’t even read a book or the newspaper.
- I’m supersensitive to sounds. I can’t take loud noises. Even other people talking irritates me. There’s a ringing in my ears.
- I have physical pain I can’t find a reason for. My doctor tells me my test results are fine.
- I don’t care about sex anymore. I’ve lost my drive and passion. Why bother?
- I’ve lost interest in life. I couldn’t care less about the things that used to matter to me. I don’t even care about eating.
- I can’t get out of bed in the morning. I feel like I’m drugged. It takes me all day to wake up. Since the accident, I’ve never been the same.
- The future doesn’t look good to me. I’m not as positive and optimistic as I used to be.
- I’ve lost confidence in myself. I second-guess myself all the time. I couldn’t make a decision if my life depended on it.
- I have no sense of time anymore. I used to be more organized.
- I can’t talk about what happened without getting overwhelmed. Am I ever going to get over this?
- My friends and family mean well, but they make me feel bad. If I could just snap out of it, I would.
- It’s hard to ask others for help. I feel like I have to do it all myself.
- I’m accident-prone. I bump into things and have the bruises to prove it.
- I just want my life back to the way it was before the accident. I don’t even care about the settlement anymore.
- I haven’t been able to work since the accident. I just can’t cope with any more stress. I feel like I’m just barely holding it together.
- I’m extremely cautious in a car and am afraid of what other drivers might do. I feel anxious when I see a red car. I feel a sense of panic when driving in certain areas.
- I keep seeing the accident happening.
- I can’t remember certain details of the accident.
- It’s hard to feel happy I survived when my friend didn’t.
The above statements are signs of dysregulation in your nervous system.
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My outlook on personal growth and overcoming adversity is reflected in the following quotes:
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
~ Albert Camus
I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
~ Andy Rooney
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore.
~ André Gide
A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
~ English proverb
A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead.
If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn.
~ Dr. Bernie Siegel
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
It doesn’t make any difference whether what you face is something that affects your work, your personal relationships, your sense of security, your appraisal of self-worth, or your appearance – the way you think about your situation largely determines whether you will do anything about it and what you will do.
~ Dr. Arthur Freeman
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into the habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
~ William James