“A healthy person has a thousand wishes, a sick person only one.” Stress is often considered to be normal, but what starts off as normal, can very easily turn nasty. A certain amount of stress in the form of exercise, excitement, fresh challenges and life saving reactiveness is all good, so when does stress turn into something else?
Whatever harms your health and vitality is wise to be aware of. If you feel constantly tired, overwhelmed or emotionally reactive; stress chemicals flood your body to fight, flight or freeze. When the perceived ‘threat’ is over, the body will do everything it can to re-establish balance. However, if the threat is workload, challenging relationships, time pressures, inner conflicts or fear, these will compound over time and threaten your quality of life. Life events are not in themselves a stress. Awareness is a state of mind that can be developed and improved. A ‘perceiver’ who is in a state of moment by moment awareness (as oppose to reactiveness) interprets a situation, with a choice to respond with calm or stress. Setbacks and even a rejection can be perceived as a stressful frustration or a challenge. Uncomfortable/fearful/stressful emotions cannot be processed if resisted, so if a person avoids and represses a painful emotion, it can become stuck in the body and mind, and act as a future stress trigger.
Warning: If stress becomes constant or extreme, symptoms of adrenal fatigue are lowered immune system, hormonal imbalances, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ME, MS, IBS and mood swings. If the thyroid system becomes over strained…it is irreversible.
Do any of these feel familiar? Feeling fatigued or exhausted… snapping at your loved ones…feeling that you need to defend yourself all the time…blaming others…feeling defensive and constantly angry…feeling pressured with exams, expectations or work… feeling conflicted or struggling with indecision…dealing with a number of life challenges, all at once…transitioning a divorce or loss…moving house…work conditions or hours feel too much and conflict with family values…always feeling there is not enough time…are a self confessed perfectionist!…suffering a health symptom or addiction that hurts your feelings, causes shame and low self-esteem …
Stress awareness is the cornerstone of a vibrant energy lifestyle. Get in touch with Suzi 07836 635233 to learn how to create reserves of vibrant energy to enjoy the quality lifestyle you deserve. Sessions are designed to provide a strategy that makes life feel amazing for you. Discover why it is vital to master your emotional and mental state with good feelings now.
Appointments are available in Birchington, Whitstable, Witherdens Hall Retreat – Wingham (near Canterbury), Kent and Harley Street, London W1. Also Video Skype.