Today’s Life As We Know It…. Stress And Daily Demands
We get so caught up today in the fast pace of our lives, that we very often don’t leave enough time to take a breath and allow our bodies, or minds to catch up with each other.
Life’s demands can come in many forms…
- Coping on a daily basis with relationship anxieties.
- Work pressures.
- Family demands.
- Money worries.
- Weight problems.
- For younger people still going to School, College, or University – having to deal with the everyday peer pressure and learning objectives that are piled on them.
We all need a small amount of “normal” stress and tension in our daily lives to give us some “get up and go”, but what we don’t need, and we do know as fact, is that living with on-going emotionally demanding situations, can have serious physical and emotional consequences on our long term health and wellbeing.
It has been proven that intense stress, actually reduces the areas of our brain responsible for self-control, and as we lose self-control, we lose our ability to cope with stress. So it’s a little like being on a “hamster wheel” to nowhere, or being hijacked by a “mind monkey“.
Subsequently it becomes harder for us to keep ourselves out of stressful situations, because we have accidently hopped onto the “hamster wheel”, of stress, anxiety and tension, courtesy of the “mind monkey” and as a result we unconsciously become more likely to create further stressful situations for ourselves.
Is it therefore any wonder that as we get sucked into the progressive rounds of greater and greater (“hamster wheel” / “mind monkey”) stress, we might completely burn out, or worse end up with symptoms like;
- Intense psychological stress.
- Short term and in some instances, long-term health problems.
- Physical, or mental health issues.
- Chronic health conditions.
- Low confidence and low self esteem.
These symptoms are not only debilitating, but also self-destructive and can cause havoc in our daily lives, which then leads us even more into the progressive downward spiral to further stresses.
So lets ask ourselves…..Why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?
Medical intervention does and can help, by giving us the “quick fix” we are all searching for, but in some instances, it simply doesn’t get to the root cause of the problem long term and this is when we need more help.
Although, some of this may sound depressing, it really isn’t, because if you are reading this then you have already taken the first small steps towards finding the positive way of working through what is causing the stress, anxiety and tensions in your life.
Using Talking Therapy, Breathing & Relaxation Therapy, Hypnotherapy, at my clinic in West Sussex, combined with Person Centred Therapy & Hypno-NLP when needed, means that together we can find the root cause of problems and get to work…
“Let me, help you, to help yourself”.