Self-Awareness: How Our Bodies Affect Our Choices in a Powerful Way (And How We Can Harness This Power)
My friend's lack of awareness around her body's choices almost destroyed our relationship - and her life.
At the beginning of the pandemic, my friend lost her job. The lack of stability fueled her already-powerful anxiety. Usually full of inverse charisma, she chose to turn to many of her unhealthy coping mechanisms.
The problem was that she didn't realize she was making these choices. While I observed the harm that the substances were causing her, she lacked the awareness to recognize it. Sure, she knew she felt stressed - but she never questioned her choices because they felt natural. Her body acted without her consciousness.Read More