Do you sometimes feel stressed? You can’t keep your thoughts together. Being stressed can affect you deeply in both mind and emotion, so what can you do about it?
Stay with me and I’ll share some tips.
Let me start by asking you a couple of questions.
•Are you feeling stressed?
•Does it look like there are constant obstructions in your way?
•Does it seem like you have so much to do that you can’t keep them straight?
•Do you feel like some insane existence is sabotaging you by preventing your progress?
In this podcast, I am going to share some things to look for. Before I start I want to encourage anyone who is feeling extremely stressed to check with their doctor.
What is it like when you feel stressed? You can’t keep your thoughts together, every problem is huge, and you feel overwhelmed, anxious and have trouble sleeping. You might feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.
Being stressed can affect you deeply in both mind and emotion.
There is a really good chance that you would be hard-pressed to find someone in your life — including you — that wouldn’t say they’re stressed about something.
And while stress can sometimes be good — it can help you conquer fears or motivate you to get something done — when you’re constantly in a state of tension and anxiety, it can have an effect on your body’s physical and emotional state.
I will look at 7 symptoms of stress and what you can do about them.
1. You’re constantly sick
It seems like every week you’ve felt sick. Are you continually have a cough, sore throat or a fever, you might want to blame your workload and not just your sneezing co-worker. When we are under extreme pressure, our bodies secrete a stress hormone called cortisol that can help us short-term, but if you’re stressed out constantly, these hormones aren’t as helpful and can become depleted over time. Cortisol and other hormones are components of the immune system and though they help the body cope with stress, when these hormones are withdrawn, we become more susceptible to sickness.
Stress can also slow wound healing, contribute to the reactivation of latent viruses, and increase vulnerability to viral infections.
What you should do: Allow your body the time it needs to recover. Listen to your body when you feel tired or drained and make time for rest and extra sleep.
2. You’re having trouble concentrating.
When you’re too overwhelmed to focus on what’s in front of you, or you can’t remember simple things like a co-worker’s name, it could be a sign you’re overworked. Studies have also shown that long-term stress stimulates the growth of the proteins that might cause Alzheimer’s disease.
What you should do: If you can’t focus or remember simple things during the workday, taking a few long inhales and exhales can help when faced with a high-pressure situation. “Deep, even breathing not only affects whether or not our thoughts control us or we control them, but it also affects the bodily sensations that are experienced when faced with a high-stress situation.
There are more symptoms of stress that you should be aware of. Continue reading or listen to the podcast, and I’ll tell you what they are and what you can do about them...
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