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Mind the Gap: If your response to stress is to freeze…


Mind the Gap: If your stress response is to freeze

I have been pursuing an independent career for a while now and in my bid to move forward I approached an organiser to be a contributor. I had already received a yes, so I e-mailed to firm up the details.

I was sooooo Excited ...

No response later, I realised that there was something wrong with my life ...

It was as clear as day – my life had a STOP sign over it.

‘What I yelled at the Universe…?? ’It yelled back quite passionately ‘A Stop Sign.’

I wanted to say, ‘I do not.’ However, I know that it is true! I know that for the past few years I have been living in this ridiculous STOP GAP. The gap is where I wait for something, anything to happen, just waiting, tapping my fingers, humming a tune…

It has been here for a long time and even though I was able to kick my last relationship to the kerb to deal with the STOP sign. I appear to have become even more embroiled in it than I was before. I am stuck in a sticky spider’s web. I am totally in the freeze response of the fight, flight, fre