Stress is a silent killer.
Consistent stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Often making life incredibly difficult day to day.
Stress is linked with heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, headaches, anxiety, gastric problems, skin rashes, balding, back pain, sexual dysfunction, overeating, and tooth / gum disease.
There are more recent studies reporting chronic stress earlier in life effects memory later in life. *Clutter in households also leads to high levels of stress
Compound chronic stress with excessive use of drugs, alcohol, and overeating and you have a recipe for a chaotic and shortened life.
In fact, it’s been estimated that 90% of doctor’s visits are for symptoms that are at least partially stress-related.
Poor mental and physical health lead to various illnesses or disease, typically resulting in taking pills to manage life long chronic illnesses. Minimizing high stress levels will certainly benefit overall health in the present and later in life.
Most us are working tons of hours. On top of work many of us are dealing with driving in rush hour traffic, managing multiple social networks, raising children, saving or paying for college, paying mortgages and car payments, balancing friendships and family.
Effects of Stress at work.
- poor decision making
- short temper
- lack of focus
- missed work
- Heavy reliance on stimulants which make you even more tired
There MUST be time set aside each and everyday to counter balance the continual stress response we create everyday in our lives.
* Remember the stress response is for fight or flight, essentially it is for saving our life, it is not to be a constant in day to day life.
I provide skills to control the impact of stress on the mind and body.
This site is dedicated to reducing stress to experience increased levels of well being and to minimize health problems due to continued elevated stress levels.
Bonus tip: You can reduce stress by simplifying your life experience. You don’t have to do everything all the time and it is perfectly okay to slow down.
Super secret bonus tip: BREATHE! People will say, “well I am breathing all the time.” Yes but are you taking deep breaths, and using your breathe to move through stressful situations? The standard: take three deep breaths and feel the breath moving into your body and out of body. Shortly after immediately think of the word gratitude and what you are grateful for. Use this practice often.