3 Reasons You're So Stressed Out and How To Flip The Switch
Everyone has experienced stress at some point. It’s a normal part of life for most women. We can feel stress in our bodies when the responsibilities of life start getting the best of us. For most of us, the physical signs of stress are not enough for us to make a lifestyle change until it’s too late. We all know that ignoring the signs of stress can affect our mental and physical well-being, but that doesn’t stop us from living self-inflicted stressful life. Most of us like to believe that our stress is caused by the events in our lives and many times, that is the case. We cannot control what happens, but we can control how we respond to what happens.
Here are 3 reasons why you’re probably stressed right now.
You have a to-do list that is a mile long and you do not know where to start. The fastest way around this is to DROP or DELEGATE everything that isn’t a priority, break the priorities up into smaller steps to get started on and ACCEPT that you can only take one step at a time.
You Need To Simplify-
Trying to be and do too many things is a recipe for disaster. Getting caught up in what you think you should be doing takes you so far away from what you are truly aligned with your spirit and causes resentment and a feeling of longing. Take a step back and look at every single thing on your plate. Do you love it? Do you need it to thrive and grow? If you were to lose it tomorrow would you even care? Let go of anything that isn’t REALLY important to you and shift your focus to what makes you feel alive!
You’re Not Exercising-
I know you know this already! Everyone has gone to the doctor with high-stress levels and embellished their daily exercise routines with shame and some point or another. There are just too many forms of physical fitness out there to make an excuse with this one. The key is to find what works for your lifestyle, mindset, and skill level. Don’t set yourself up for failure by trying to go from couch potato to CrossFit superstar overnight. Keep it simple! Take the stairs at work, walk the dog an extra 15 minutes, or do a YouTube workout in your bedroom. You have to release those endorphins to flip the switch on stress.
Taking on stress is a process, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Remember that everyone experiences stress, but not everyone takes action. We all have a choice.