I'm not posting this for the dramatic title.
Our body experiences urges & impulses on a daily basis. Think of needing the toilet, thirst, hunger pangs, wanting to yawn, feeling an urge to move after sitting in the same position for a while.
We can ignore these urges, and we can stifle them. Why? It's not the done thing to yawn, sneeze or wriggle in public - what will people think of us? We want to fit in. We have work to do. No time for a drink or a visit to the loo.
This man's experience is extreme, but over time, a habit of not listening to the body can develop. Holding everything is tension. Our ability to self-regulate is disrupted.
Even though catching a sneeze in a tissue is the ideal, a bit of snot on your sleeve is preferable to a ruptured throat. Rather than being so stiff or sore you can't sit down at the end of the day, getting up from your desk for movement snacks at intervals throughout the day - prompted by your body's first calls to you that it wants a change of position. Going to the toilet or on a little 'fart walk' (™)😂 instead of holding it all in - better than constipation! Nipping to the loo to allow your body to take the full yawn it wants, rather than curtailing it. We have options.
Something to think about.
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