Stress is not necessarily a bad thing.
In fact it has helped the human race survive.
Stress is our body’s response to danger.
This is great when we have a sabre-toothed tiger chasing after us as it means that we can run away very quickly. However in today’s modern world there aren’t many sabre-toothed tigers around….. well not literally anyway!
Instead our stresses come in many different ways. It could be work problems, money worries, issues at home, and even doing too much. Or it could be a combination of things.
Whatever the reasons, we are pretty good at handling stress when it’s a short term issue – in fact studies show a small amount of short term stress can be good for us. I certainly find a deadline a good way of getting things done.
But if we constantly have deadlines and other problems that just won’t go away,
THEN we need to do something about it
Our attitude towards situations is one of the biggest things that we can change. This isn’t positive thinking but more acceptance and compassion towards ourselves.
Understanding how we react to stressful situations is another biggie. They can lead to a range of physical and emotional – knowing our bodies is key to self-care.
I’m all for self-care and we can do a lot of alleviate the symptoms by eating the right foods, exercising regularly and have self-care practices that we do at home.
What to do next
Download my free survival guide “8 ways to leave stress behind.” I’ll send you the odd email with some more useful tips but no spam – I promise.
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What if that’s not enough?
Herbal medicine can help alleviate stress in a range of ways. Some of these are described in my ebook but if it is really getting you down, then taking a VIP programme with me will really kick stress into the long grass. My 3 or 6 month VIP stress packages include personal coaching and personally tailored herbal medicine.