“Is stress causing us to get fat”
because many of us blame stress on why we eat?
What is causing stress? Are some people predisposed to stress? Can we do anthing about it? YES! YES! YES!
This is becoming a chronic problem in our society again because we are not taught how to deal or understand stress from a mind, body and spiritual level. Yes stress has a footing in every category and obviously a complex problem that cannot be dealt with in a one page article.
Is it in our DNA or do we pick up poor management skills from our environment? For some both and for some other people they tend to be able to flick issues off or are they stuffing then down to arise in the form of dis-ease in the body, mind and spirit later down the journey.
Emotional turmoil is the stress that seems to be causing the biggest problems in our community
“Let’s look at one facet of stress that we have the power to alleviate”.
The torment caused by the internal chatter we end up agreeing with that may never happen on review is crazy. The chatter may go like this or similar:
-Am I going to be able to pay the bills?
-Maybe I will be next to lose my job!
-Perhaps she doesn’t love me!
– If only I knew what I should be doing to be enough blah blah.
All these scenarios that include the words maybe, should, could of, if only all come from the manufacture of stories department of your brain and have NO absolute value if you do not agree to play along.
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Let’s have a look at some of this mind chatter maybe there is a different perspective if we just STOPPED stood back from the situation and asked some different questions.
Can you pay your bills today? Yes or NO
Do you normally find a way to pay the bills in the past?
If the answer is yes then more than likely you will again, it is now a matter of whether you always get stressed about this scenario or you choose to stop and see the truth around this story and decide to lower the stress now.
Take 5 slow deep breaths right down into your lower abdomen and breathe out the stress on the exhale and breathe in calm relaxed energy on the inhale.
Personally I would also work on releasing the feelings attached to the stories in this moment or with a coach/ mentor.
If the answer was NO then you need support in looking at where and how you are spending your money. When we admit we are in a hole only then can someone come and help pull us out if need be.
Next situation that a lot of people are experiencing at the moment, worrying about losing your job, this worry will affect your ability to focus and do great work; so you would be better to focus on doing your job well and accept if it is you time to go so be it. If you truly have done all you can to add value to your company and they do not value you, better to leave. First ask yourself now “Am I REALLY putting in 100%”?
This is a great time to take RESPONSIBILTY for your own mind and start to learn to be the driver and stop the mind dictating what is and is not true.
Third scenario: You cannot make someone love you, I have learned over the years the best place to start is to love yourself whether someone else does or not should not be important. If they cannot see who you are then maybe you are better without them. If you know your own gifts and talent and another does not value them, why would you guys be together.
This will also require time to deal with your emotions around being able to value and love yourself.
Last but not least if only I knew what I should be doing to be enough or valuable. In truth we are always enough exactly as we are yet maybe the questions could be what will make me happy today and make sure you do 1 or 2 things along with deciding to BE HAPPY, Yes it is a choice!
Maybe we all make it too difficult because our definition of happiness has so many different attachments. I have to own XYZ and achieved ABC and also it has to pay me PQRS to BE HAPPY and before you know what we are stressed to the MAX.
“We cannot break the cycle if we make joy and happiness depend on
achieving or owning materialistic items and accolades from others.”
Be YOUR own best critic and keep reminding yourself you are doing YOUR best every day.
This will help lower stress levels remember to take time out for you to enjoy the day. Perhaps notice the trees or lay on the grass and watch the clouds for 10 mins, this all cost nothing monetary wise but the value you get by allowing your life force particles to return back to your body comes with great riches. 1oz of life forces particles is worth its weight in gold; take the time to let them return with ease.
Have a great day TODAY and decide to lower your stress every day by not buying into the internal chatter.