The more I talk with others, the more I see that they are suffering from
- Feelings of overwhelm
As our conversation continues, I learn the reason behind their suffering is stress.
We are constantly bombarded with positive and negative information all day every day.
Our minds are in constant overload, we’re juggling more tasks than ever before. There is this constant sense of pressure that ways us down.
Stress contributes to many health problems and drains our energy to the point we can barely function in our day to day activities.
Let’s look at why stress makes you feel so bad and then we’ll look at how you can relieve stress in your life.
Stress isn’t the bad guy in your life. In fact, stress is a natural reaction when we perceive we are in danger. Stress is your blinking sign “ALERT” that keeps you safe.
Stress becomes the bad guy when we live on a constant “ALERT” level.
When your stress is out of control, you begin to suffer from the symptoms of tiredness, feelings of overwhelm, agitation, and restlessness. Of course, there are many more symptoms of stress overload, stubborn weight gain and loss of energy being just two.
How well do you recognize stress in your life?
In order to do something about your stress, you will need to recognize the symptoms early. You’ll want to take positive action in order to diminish as much stress in your life as possible.
Stress attacks your emotions and your physical well-being.
Emotionally, you’ll feel agitated, frustrated, angry, restless, depressed, overwhelmed, and more.
Physically, especially if you live in a state of constant stress, you’ll feel tense, experience sore neck and shoulder muscles, headaches, stomach pains, upset stomach and even diarrhea.
When you suffer from any of these symptoms, step back to determine if you are living in constant stress.
Turn your stress around and be the one who is in control.
Your circumstances may be unchangeable, but your response to your circumstances are changeable. Don’t allow stress to rule your life.
You can take control when you take the time to look at your life with a take control mindset.
In my conversations with clients, many are struggling with
- Financial problems
- Loss of employment
- Caregiving of a family member
- Chronic health problems
- Family dysfunction
You may not be experiencing any of these stressors in your life but take time to look at what you are living with.
Once you’ve made your list, look at each stressor realistically and determine ways to cut out as much stress as you can. You’ll still have the circumstance, but you are determined to take control.
Often our stress is self-induced. We’re unorganized, clutter is everywhere, our days are not structured, and we just bounce from one thing to another, we procrastinate and are always in a hurry.
When stress is caused by any of these stressors, you can easily take control and end the unnecessary stress. Develop a plan of action and follow through.
One positive step at a time will lead you to feeling better.
Release your stress physically by finding a physical outlet. These are quick and easy stress release activities that you can do when you are at the end of your rope.
Get up and do a few exercises, go for a run, punch a pillow, or scream at the top of your lungs. Get that energy out so you can go back to your calm, stress-free self.
Diffuse essential oils throughout the day to relieve your stress.
The following essential oils are known as stress relievers:
- Ylang Ylang
Choose a favorite or two, find some diffuser combinations that will brighten your day and energize you to keep moving forward.
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