The surprising cost of nervous system dysregulation

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

How many opportunities have you missed due to nervous system dysregulation?

😬 Procrastination

🥱 Bad sleep

😰 Imposter syndrome and self-doubt

😪 Low energy and motivation

🤔 Not knowing how to follow your impulse or gut (and as a result, lacking a sense of purpose, direction and meaning in your life)

All of these things (and more) can be traced back to nervous system dysregulation – a fight-or-flight response that’s all outta whack 😭

I used to be like that.

My nervous system – early 2018. Chaos.

I procrastinated like it was going out of style, frittering away hours each day on Facebook and Instagram instead of working on projects that were meaningful to me.

I constantly wrestled with imposter syndrome and self-doubt. Even though I tried to believe I was fine, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong with me. That I was somehow broken.

My energy and motivation went up and down like a yo-yo. Some days I’d be great but a week later? I’d lose interest in whatever I was working on. Understandably, this made it incredibly difficult to get important projects done.

My sleep was ok but I still smashed 2 or sometimes 3 double shots of black coffee a day to keep me going.

And most frustratingly, I didn’t know how to feel or follow my gut. Instead, I figured things out mentally. If I had a decision to make, I’d think it through. If I had a problem to solve, I’d journal about it. If I couldn’t figure it out on my own, I’d talk to a friend.

Lots and lots of thinking… very little feeling.

I couldn’t feel what my body was saying to me… and this got me into a lot of trouble at different times.

As a result, I missed so. many. opportunities! 😰

Opportunities to grow my business.

Opportunities to travel.

Opportunities to meet interesting people and make new friends (or romantic partners).

Opportunities to live the life I actually wanted.

Opportunities to be happy and fulfilled.

The question is…

What is nervous system dysregulation costing you?

Nervous system dysregulation is no joke.

Its cost is near-infinite.

But it doesn’t have to be a life sentence.

In fact, it turns out there’s a range of simple, effective techniques for getting your nervous system back into tip-top shape 🤩

Get the techniques here:



John Wood

P.S. Don’t let your friends, family or pet snake miss opportunities because of nervous system dysregulation.

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