The side-effects of stress can make you feel as if you are standing precariously on a precipice.
Physical symptoms can vary from person to person. One symptom often leads to another, frequently yielding a frustrating and worrying, health and time-consuming experience that detracts from your enjoyment of life.
The passel of physical symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Sore jaw
- Tight muscles
- Bruxism (grinding of teeth)
- Constricted vocal cords
- Unexplained rashes
- Gastro-intestinal issues
- High blood pressure
- Pounding heart
You might be thinking that you need to do a stress survey to determine how stressed you are, when in fact your body is giving you the answer. Are you listening, though?
If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms and the doctor can find nothing wrong, perhaps it's time to work on what you can change - your perceptions. These occur naturally when you balance the two branches of your nervous system through improving your heart rate variability. Small changes in how you think and feel, net big results. Naturally, of course.
Spending a minute or two, several times a day doing techniques that unhook you from the stress response will begin to have an effect on your physiology. You'll learn to listen to what your body is telling you, and find ways to get what you need to live well.
Get curious about your symptoms
Look at how you were thinking and feeling before your headache started; not just an hour or two before. The genesis of your symptoms may have started long before your headache became noticeable.
If you don't have techniques to transform your stress, you continue to accumulate cortisol, the stress hormone. Over the long-term, this resets your nervous system and it depletes your ability to be resilient. It takes less and less to activate the stress response. You don't feel well emotionally, mentally and physically. Eventually, you may feel as if you're falling fast, hitting bottom hard.
It doesn't have to be that way
Contact me for a no obligation chat to see how I can help you step away from the edge of that cliff.
I sell technology that allows you to improve your heart rate variability. With regular practice you balance the two branches of your nervous system so you can feel better - not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally.
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