What happens when you stress? Have you ever paid attention to how you react and behave while stressing out? Well, let’s list some things that occur when we allow stress to become dominant in our experience.
Emotional Symptoms –
- Irritability or short temper
- Agitation, inability to relax
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Sense of loneliness and isolation
- Depression or general unhappiness
Behavioral Symptoms –
- Eating more or less
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Isolating yourself from others
- Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
- Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
- Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)
Cognitive Symptoms –
- Memory problems
- Inability to concentrate
- Poor judgment
- Seeing only the negative
- Anxious or racing thoughts
- Constant worrying
Physical Symptoms –
- Aches and pains
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea, dizziness
- Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
- Loss of sex drive
- Frequent colds
Now remember you have the choice to stress or not to stress. Now ask yourself why you chose to stress? Considering the above as consequences of stress, now ask yourself does it benefit you or others to stress? Stressing about a situation or event is not going to change it or keep it from evolving into your experience because when you stress, you are focusing on something you don’t want, you bring it into reality – your reality.
It would be better to let go of the stress, relax, breathe, and control your intentions and thoughts. Think yourself into a better feeling, a better place by detaching yourself from the outcome of something you are worrying about. Concentrate on what you do want with a thankful heart and let the Universe work to bring it to you. Now also remember you cannot control or create someone else’s life so stop stressing and trying to figure out a way to make someone else the way you want them to be.
Simply said, let go of worry, stress, and negativity – all things that make you feel bad, hurt, sad, scared, etc. and grab hold of all things positive – happiness, smiles, freedom, gratitude, love, inner knowing, joy, etc.
You are here to live a prosperous happy and loving life. Don’t you think it’s time to start?
Wishing you all a happy, happy day filled with harmony. ~Kathyann.