Wellness Wednesday 8/13
Stress Managment – The Challenge of Balance…..
Stress is your body’s signal that an area in your life needs attention. When you receive the stress signal, don’t ignore it. Often, this alert tells tells a person that it’s time to rest, acknowledge a limitation, make a decision or meet a need.
In the midst of all the drama I was going through in my personal life within the last few months, a large part of the reason why I was so exhausted was stress, not enough me time. in the midst of it all It was just day after day, week after week, months after months until I crashed (a lot where my migraines stem from).
~ “Me Time” is essential . Yu need time to think about your day and process what has happened and how it affected you emotionally.
~ “Me Time” is reflection time. It is correction time..It’s the time where you say to your self “Self, I need to really think about how I responded to thisnegative experience, and I need a better way”.
~ “Me Time” is your opportunity to decompress. When you’re hit with stressor after stressor with no opportunity to breathe in-between, it feels like an emotional pile on.
A positive approach to managing stress is to develop a balanced lifetsyle and become more attentive to personal needs. Yet we neglect ourselves trying to meet everyone’s needs, bot at home and at work (especially women).
A balanced life can include work, friends, family, play, love, tome for self and time for spiritual enrichment. the likely result of such balance is not exhaustion but rather a greater sense of well-being.
- Lack of appetite
- Overeating to cope
- High blood pressure
- Muscle tension
- Inability to concentrate
- Decreased sexual interest
Gaining a greater sense of control over your life can come as a result of thoughtful planning.
Decide what your short-term and long-term goals are and develop realistic strategies to achieve them. Consider the various aspects of your life by asking yourself these questions:
- What is really important in my life?
- Who are the important people in my life?
- What do I want to achieve for myself and my family?
- How will I give priority to the things that are the most important?
To reduce stress and set more reasonable standards for yourself and others, the following suggestions may be helpful to you. Select those from the list that are the most useful to your own circumstances. Work on making one or two changes at a time.
- Focus on what’s really important to you and your family. (Develop a list of priorities.) Try having regularly scheduled meetings to talk about family matters.
- Practice saying “no” to added demands on your personal time.
- Involve family members in household responsibilities. Get outside help if necessary.
- Learn to value yourself and what you do; don’t wait for the approval of others.
- Live in the present; don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future.
- Try to be more flexible and forget about being perfect; you only need to do your best and continue to grow.
- Build fun and relaxation into your daily and long-term plans.
- Plan ahead. Allow sufficient time for making important decisions and developing alternative plans.
- Focus on your accomplishments rather than on your shortcomings.
- Discard your negative beliefs, and learn to talk to yourself in positive ways.
- Invest in your health. Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and sleep enough hours.
Until Meet Again.. Stay Well!