We hear a lot about stress, it’s a word that gets bandied around a lot, you’d have been living in another orbit not to have heard of it, and when it comes to it who hasn’t experienced it too?
But everyone has their own opinion about what it is, both in general terms and for them personally.
Short term stress
When we talk about short-term-stress we’d say it’s a good thing, it’s your va-va-voom that get’s you moving and shaking in the morning, as you step up a gear and get into the day.
It can be excitement, anticipation, a tinge of fear; such as when you start a new job, acting like a double edged sword.
And of course there’s the stress created through worry, where you might be fretting about all manner of things such as:
- Your money situation
- Your relationship
- Your work
- Your family
- Your community
- Even your friends
But when stress is metered out over long periods of time it can affect the way you feel and more importantly the way in which you behave. Some of the more common symptoms to look out for include:
- Feeling anxious
- Getting super busy (always doing)
- Not relaxing (even when you think you are)
- Erratic eating
- Disruptive sleeping patterns
- Slightly raised blood pressure
There are a number of ways to combat it such as; the inclusion of more exercise in your daily/weekly routine, learning how to relax, meditation, and even having a friend or two to confide in.
Long term stress
But when it comes to long-term stress it’s a slightly different ball-game, and requires a deeper approach, because it may be that it’s become such a regular pattern that you’ve stopped noticing it.
And of course if it’s ongoing we’ve often become numb to it because it’s just part of how life is right now. Long-term it’s the stress-type you really have to watch out for because it develops into unspeakable symptoms that you’d be much better off dealing with now than later, once it’s incapacitated you in some way, when your hand is forced.
And if you do have it playing in your system, it’s having an effect whether you’re bringing your attention to it or not. Being in the rush of it all where days turn into months turn into years. Of course at some level you do know, but it seems like you’re getting away with it in the moment, right?
Here’s an article over 2-pages that lists various diseases shown to be linked to stress, and of course it’s no secret.
The Best Ways To Make An Immediate Change
If you suspect you have something going on, you can take stock by using a range of tools to have things be different.
There are so many specialisms around in the alternate health field, where their treatments compliment your GP’s, because. as mentioned before, we can’t expect the doctor to fix everything, that’s your job.
Make enquiries, recognise what your system needs to get you out of the stress rut, do some reading, gen up, open your mind up to the possibilities of being healthier than ever before.
It just needs you to take the bull by the horns.
Step up to the mark
PS – Directing your own destiny begins by arranging a quick 15-min chat which kick-starts having more energy to develop what you really, really want.