Take breaks for yourself to tune in and express. Just taking five minutes in a bathroom stall to feel your body, maybe do some anger work, or allow a few tears and sighs, can do wonders.
There are many ways we can follow our impulses in a basic way – such as going to the bathroom when we need to and not holding it, or taking a few moments to orient out a window, or to a plant. We can use our attention to see if we are keeping up good posture throughout the day, in sitting or standing. We can drink water when we need to. We can take a few moments to socially engage with a co-worker, or with a customer.
All these ways of listening to and honouring our basic biological impulses and needs will do a LOT to keep us feeling better in any situation, and they will also help build the bridge to finding even deeper levels of our authenticity, which can lead to better situations.
If you are currently in a job that feels soul sucking or just unfulfilling, part of healing trauma often includes stepping into work that feels more in alignment with our purpose, and that doesn’t feel so awful or repressive. These kinds of opportunities can naturally arise as we get more comfortable in our own skin, learn to better honor our biology, and become more aware of what we really want, and who we really are.
The tall poppy syndrome belongs to the parasympathetic ventral vagal under thread - fitting in, camuflaging.
It can be a cultural shadow in some countries
Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) is a term commonly used in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Denmark ect. referring to the expectation that poppies should grow together, and if one grows too tall, it is cut down to size.