Does Stress Affect Your Health?

You see people stressed-out all around you. The angst of modern life has permeated our everyday lives. We are living in a world where enduring high levels of stress has become the norm. Is it simply the cost of living in the 21st Century or could there be another way?

There is another way

Do you remember a time when anything seemed possible, when you could be or do anything that you wanted? You were unstoppable.Does stress affect your health

The world of possibilities lay before you. You were in touch with your core values and what you stood for. Maybe that was a long time ago, before you had the responsibilities brought on by a career, mortgage (or rising rents), and relationships or lack thereof. Maybe your core values, who you are in your heart, has become silent after years of neglect.

Have your dreams and aspirations been sabotaged by stress and the demands of the modern world? Perhaps chronic stress has even led to anxiety or stress-related depression. Your body-mind was not designed to withstand the ravages of engrained stress day after day, month after month, and possibly year after year.

While there are obvious life situations that contribute to your stress (the daily commute, long work hours, caregiving) there are also subtler forms of stress that seep into your life without you knowing it. You find yourself grinding your teeth at night–and you don’t know why. Or maybe you’re having trouble sleeping night after night, and don’t know why.

Do you ever feel like:

  • You’re not in control of your life
  • Anxious for no apparent reason
  • Your primary relationships have become uncomfortably strained
  • Mildly depressed when nothing is really “wrong”
  • A sense of overwhelm, unworthiness, or shame?
  • You sleep too much, and yet still feel exhausted
  • You frequently have trouble sleeping
  • Your heart is racing or “thumping,” and the doctor says nothing is wrong
  • You’re not good enough to write that book, go off on your own, take a long vacation, (fill in the blank).
  • You have frequent constipation or diarrhea
  • You cannot get rid of stubborn excess weight

You feel like something needs to change, but what?

What you don’t know about stress could be killing you. Over time, unmanaged, chronic stress can lead to a wide range of health conditions, addictions, broken relationships, and depression. You know this but you may not know what to do about it.

There is another wayThere is another way

We are not trained how to manage our stress levels and this can lead to a life that feels out of control and going off the rails. When you understand the pathways of stress and how to self-regulate your emotions, you begin to take back control of your life. Instead of reaching for food, alcohol, or shopping to self-soothe you can pull out a stress regulating tool and use it for immediate calm and relief.

Instead of feeling like there is no end in sight you begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel. As excess energy is freed up that was previously tied up in stress you begin to shift from living a life of drudgery to one that is guided by your heart’s own inner knowing. You begin to reconnect with what is uniquely best for you. The answers are inside of you, they always have been–you just need to learn how to access your inner guidance.

You can learn to:

  • “Flow” instead of triggering the “fight-flight” response
  • Feel less fatigue
  • Feel more calm
  • Reclaim your joy
  • Feel less brain fog and have sharper mental focus
  • Build inner resilience
  • Get sick less often
  • Reconnect to your core values to live a truly inspired life

There is another way

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