Stress Sport

Some people just love the adrenalin hook. The drug of choice. 

When you just make it to catch a plane as the last call is being announced. To arrive at appointments, seconds to spare, or slightly late. To fill the day with wall to wall BUSY. Under the pump as a way of being.

Like living in a self selected pressure cooker, our nervous system never has time to really recover. 

Stress sport does carry a taint of self importance. Too busy is far too often an excuse for saying no without actually saying no, or squeezing out any possible time for self reflection  – where the truth that is trying to grab your attention might be revealed. 

Life is stressful enough even when we do not play stress sport. To add another layer, through wilful design, is a lifestyle disease. It might sound cute, but it will turn around and bite you hard. Suffering health, broken down relationships, poor decisions, missed opportunities.

In the breathing space when we turn down the stress dial we might finally have a moment to have a conversation with ourself about the call of our Soul. One of the most essential conversations. Requiring space…attention…self love.

And those sunrises…to stand and watch them…nothing else to do, no where else to go….

An act of being alive as a part of the majesty of our beautiful home planet.

*Stress sport is a term I heard on a Tim Ferriss podcast.

Photo taken July 31th, 2019

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About Dr Christine McDougall


Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.

As the principal of 2:23AM – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth than most through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science), and has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of one million (to start) Syntropic enterprises = enterprises that enable a higher order. By nature they evoke gravity (attraction) and coherence towards an eternally regenerative Universe.

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