Stress is a huge factor in loss of vitality. You will age faster and slowly loose your energy, if you don’t know how to respond to stress creatively.
Physical Symptoms of stress and anxiety include:
increased heart beat
feeling sick in the stomach
inability to think
Emotional Symptoms of stress and anxiety include:
anger and irritability
apathy, indifference, “giving up”
inability to focus
Behavioural Symptoms of stress and anxiety include:
reaching for addictive substances
withdrawing from friends
taking self-prescribed medications
Many physiological changes take place in response of the body’s need to prepare for fight or flight.
We have acute or prolonged stress symptoms and the action we need to take may change depending on what causes the problem.
Stress Management Tips
ESR, or Emotional Stress Release is a Kinesiology technique
you can use anytime you feel stressed.
Place your hand gently on your forehead. (Some people have
little bumps in the area you need to hold). Feel energy
and warmth in your forehead.
Consciously deciding to “go forebrain” allows energy and
circulation to come back to the frontal area where you are
able to think.
Your hand is always with you. Put it to your forehead
whenever you feel stressed and you will be surprised at the
creative solutions that pop up. You’ll be calmer and much
more able to be in charge of what you say and do. Your
relationships will improve and you will become more
effective in your life.
Place your hand over your heart area, breathe gently into
the area of your heart. Breathe for at least 5 full breaths.
Imagine a soft warm feeling, you can give it a colour, and let it grow.
Remember a time you were kind to someone else or to yourself.
Spend a moment to ask your heart if there is anything to understand that you didn’t see or feel before.
Ask “How can I respond to this challenge and help create the best possible outcome? What if I base my response on my ability to love and be kind?”
Breathe deeply and fully for 5 breaths and then slow down your breathing.
Your brain is fooled into believing that the danger is over and it allows you to get back to life in the present.
Imagine a positive outcome or see yourself responding to the challenge with positive action and understanding. Ask yourself: “If I tune into my inner wisdom, what message is it giving to me?”
Move! Run, jump, dance, exercise. You are using up the stress chemicals which have been released into your blood stream. This improves mood and sleep and reduces stress and anxiety.
Stress Management Tip for Prolonged Stress and Anxiety
The minerals Calcium and Magnesium are also known as the “Lullaby Minerals”.
They feed the nervous system and especially help us cope with anxiety.
They help calm the nerves and heart beat.
I recommend Calcium/Magnesium from food sources. My favorite is made from shells and can be chewed.
You can take up to 1000mg of organic Calcium and 500mg of Magnesium over a day.