Do you know how to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress?
Could you be near your breaking point while looking at your life saying: “What an amazing busy life I’ve created for myself?!”
Our general well-being is a reflection of how sensitive, mindful and responsive we have been to our physical, mental and emotional needs. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, up to 80% of the visits to the doctors are believed to be stress-related. The long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious problems such as nervous breakdown, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD. It can also increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, speed up the ageing process, even infertility and may disrupt nearly every system in our body.
When we live at the limit of our internal capacity for a prolonged time and are not mindful of how our mental colouring is adding up to our stressful lives, we are in a very critical point. If not attended, the crisis zone rolls in and will gradually trample on your well-being, the quality of your life and relationships inside home and outside.
We are all unique and everyone’s experience of stress is different, yet some common signs and symptoms of stress can be considered as red flags, especially if you have been experiencing many of these signs for more than 3 months, and most importantly they feel excessive to you, interfering with your ability to function.
The earlier you recognise the stress signs and symptoms, the sooner you can reduce their harmful effects.
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Many of these stress signs and symptoms of stress are just part of having a human life experience. And there are other factors that can lead to these signs such as food intolerances, sports injuries and infections. However, if you cannot detect any physical cause for these symptoms, they are likely linked to your emotional and mental state.
You have better options than pretending that all is well with you or taking refuge in the corner of your cave, depending on the medication, drug and alcohol. Prevent further suffering by making some changes and seeking (professional) support.
Let today be the day that you start paying more attention not only to the food you eat, but also to the people you surround yourself with, the media you watch, listen to, read and allow to get poured in your physical, emotional and mental cup. Create a nourishing environment aligned with your optimum growth and well-being, one choice at a time.
We may get knocked down, but we don’t have to stay down. – Steve Goodier
#1 What are you filling your mind with?
#2 What are you feeding your body?
#3 How are you taking care of your heart?
#4 Who are you surrounding yourself with?
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