Struggling with persistent, unexplainable physical symptoms? You could be stressed…
Here I list 10 physical symptoms that show you’re stressed.
- Constant headaches and migraines
- Constant nausea and that feeling of having a ‘knot in your stomach’
- A stiff neck and on-going pain in the shoulders
- A dry mouth
- Appetite changes (increased or decreased)
- Chest pains and rapid heartbeat
- Frequent colds
- Loss of sex drive
- Constant weariness, waking up feeling exhausted
Now you know, you are extremely stressed and you need a holiday. What if you can’t take days off right now? Here I help you with some stress management techniques:
Effective stress management requires an individualised approach as everyone is different, so you need to find out what works for you. Here are general guidelines for stress-busting techniques:
- Follow a healthy eating plan – cut your sugar intake! (see my FREE report if you need help)
2. Exercise regularly (5 min a day can do wonders to your body, mind and soul)
3. Take up meditation, yoga or Tai Chi to still the mind
4. Share your problems with family, friends or a mental healthcare professional
5. Find the time to do something you enjoy (remember, we all have 24 hrs a day: we hardly find time for ourselves, but we deserve it! So let’s create time for ourselves waking up earlier than anyone else, to focus on ourselves and avoid distractions)
6. Quit smoking
7. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants – this is very hard for me. I can’t live without my coffee (and wine, yes!), but I try to limit them!
8. Take a good multivitamin (I take Cellnu, Omega 3 & Reserve/AM-PM).
I could comment on this for long, here some of my reasons why I always suggest to supplement your diet with good vitamins.
- Nowadays the vegetables, fruit and food that are supposed to nourish us have been depleted of its minerals, have been shipped long distances and are stored for long periods of time, both of which cause the depletion of vitamins in these foods.
- Food processing, cooking, and preserving lead to nutrient depletion in our food supply that makes it difficult to obtain adequate nutrition from foods alone.
- Many fruits and vegetables are genetically bred to improve visual which frequently results in lesser nutritional values than our ancestors’ food supply.
- Erratic eating habits, insufficient chewing of food, eating on the run, and stress contribute to poor digestion, making it difficult for our bodies to extract all the nutrients it needs from food.
- Pharmaceutical drug use has escalated over time. Most medications deplete essential nutrients, making people more vulnerable to deficiencies.
That’s why it’s so important to supplement our diet with good vitamins and supplements avoiding those supplements with sweeteners, colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, or fillers.