The Bad News First.
Everyone has stress. Stress at home. Stress at work. Environmental stress. Internal stress. External stress. It is all around you and inescapable.
Stress takes a serious tole on your adrenal glands, your thyroid and your hormones. They are all inter-related.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you most likely are experiencing some level of adrenal exhaustion from unmanaged stress:
- you fall asleep and wake up several hours later but can’t fall back asleep again
- you crave salt
- you need coffee or other stimulants to get you going
- you have difficulty handling stress
- you have gained belly fat without changing your diet
- you are emotional and cry or lash our for little or no reason
- you’ve developed a beer belly and moobs (man boobs) and you don’t drink a lot of beer
Now the Good News.
Everyone can manage their stress naturally and without drugs. I am not referring to those with severe health issues – I am referring to the average person.
The first step to successfully managing stress is to recognize and acknowledge the stressors in your life. Get rid of the stressors you can and begin to incorporate the following for the stressors you cannot remove from you life.
Spiritual: Find time to be alone (even 10 minutes) and just “be”. Focus on the positive in your life. Verbalize your gratefulness for five things that contribute positively to your life right now. Journal. Take five deep breathes through your nose and exhale slowly out your mouth. Read a passage from your “spiritual library” out loud.
Emotional: Make it a habit to give 10 second hugs to those closest to you. This may seem a bit uncomfortable at first but you’ll be surprised how much it means to you and the receiver (and the great stress reliever). When I started doing this with my grown children they would say, “Mom…honestly…let me go.” Now they expect it and complain if they are not at least 10 seconds. I am now beginning to give my friends 10 second hugs. For some of them, it is the only hug they’ve had in a week or more. Studies show that hugs – human touch – is the most powerful remedy for stress.
Make love at least three times a week. Human touch, especially love-making, is a major help to managing stress. This is not referring to “sex”, but love-making. Studies show that making love with someone you have an intimate emotional connection to is completely different than having random sex with someone you have no emotional connection to.
Physical: Move – a lot. If you have a sedentary job be sure to get up at least every hour for at least five minutes and be sure to take a long walk every day in the fresh air – not a treadmill. The more trees you surround you with during your walk, the more refreshed you will be.
Sleep at least eight hours every night. Go to bed before 10:30 if possible. Sleep is key to good health. You’ll notice that if you start incorporating the other stress relievers your sleep will improve, too.
Nutritional: There are many herbs that help your adrenal glands which help you manage stress. Here are a few of them: (prefer pictures over text…makes it more interesting and I think it’s important for you to see what they look like).
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