Chronic stress is the biggest trigger of illness and disease in today’s society!
We all know it, yet we often don’t do anything about our stress until it is too late.
We can be our own, greatest nemesis!
Acute stress reactions; which are required to save and protect ourselves, is an understood necessity. It’s called fight or flight.
When immediate action is called for, our bodies are designed for quick mobilization. To either run or fight. This is when your sympathetic nervous system is triggered and rallied. Blood and specific hormones rush from the internal organs to your external limbs and brain to provide immediate energy and quick action.
When this is happening however, your regenerative, healing and assimilation aspect, in other words, your parasympathetic system is shut down. Only one of these systems can function fully at a time.
It’s like jumping up and down, you are either going up or you are going down.
They are a functional polarity of action; whereby, you can only do one specific action at a time. Even though, both make up your whole autonomic nervous system.
In health, these two sides of your autonomic nervous system function in balance. They fluctuate; ebb and flow in a natural rhythm.
In ill health however, your fight or flight/sympathetic system is stuck on, while the healing/parasympathetic system is stuck in the off position. This is called “chronic stress”.
Most people, in today’s fast paced chaotic world, are stuck in the fight or flight aspect or chronic, unresolved stress.
How much of your day do you spend feeling; stressed, anxious frustrated or downright angry?
If it’s more than 50%; then you are stuck in fight or flight. Which means, your body is in a constant state of destruction.
The catabolic forces that are required to keep you in fight or flight, are not designed to sustain you in this mode for long periods of time. It is designed for short bursts of extra energy when needed. Followed by longer periods of rest and recovery.
The two main emotional motivators that trigger fight or flight are anger and fear.
When there is a need to protect oneself, anger is a necessary emotion. When there is a need to run, fear can save you.
However, both anger and fear can become so overwhelming and consuming, that you are unable to properly release them. When this happens, they create blockages in your health and life.
Which, may or may not be recognized as physical, mental and emotional symptoms.
Fear is one of those emotions, that we just don’t really talk about. We are often “afraid” to admit, we are afraid!
And anger is an emotion, we either deny or suppress.
Both of these emotions, when used correctly can be your greatest healing advocate, but when oppressed can be your biggest creator of illness and disease.
Where anger can be your greatest mobilizer,
Fear is often your greatest immobilizer!
Some of the biggest, outer mental and emotional reasons you may be chronically stressed are; money, work, relationships, family responsibility, health problems affecting family members, personal health problems (interesting how we worry more about others before ourselves!), job security, personal safety.
There is often very little physical need for fight or flight, at least in North America.
The biggest core reasons you may be stuck in chronic stress however, is due to low self worth and a lack of true self love.
Please take some time to really dwell on this. You may believe that you love yourself quite well, and in some ways you may very well. However, allowing yourself to stay stuck in emotional or mental overwhelm, in any capacity, means you are not fully loving and honouring your whole self!
How to reduce your chronic stress load – now;
1. Take time daily to focus on your thoughts, release the negative ones and replace them with a positive, self affirming one. Such as “I am amazing!” or, “I am confident in my abilities!”
2. Learn some mind and emotional control exercises like; meditation, positive affirmations, EFT.
Only you can empower yourself!
3. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, based on your unique individual needs. Book a FREE chat with me to find out how you can receive your Individualized Metabolic Assessment!
4. Exercise. Even a small amount of consciously achieved exercise will go a long way to stimulating your “feel good” receptors.
5. Take time to love and honour yourself; book a spa day or a personal massage, soak in a tub with epsom salts and essential oils, spend quality time with friends, enjoy a nourishing drink while reading a book or watching a movie with a loved one. Do whatever makes you feel loved, honoured and full of joy.
6. Work with my Ultimate Wholistic Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm kit, designed to empower you with dynamic medicine, tips, tricks, and natural tools to free yourself from this chronic state!
Understand, that you are the only one who can control your choice of; thoughts, emotions and actions. This will go a long way in establishing your self worth and the self confidence to release that which does not serve you, in your highest and best way.
As always, I am interested in your thoughts, your struggles and ways to help you.
My Self Inspiring question of the week is;
How often do you recognize that your symptoms are due to stress?
In true resonant health, I look forward to your answers.
Wishing you a Self Inspiring week,
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