It never ceases to amaze me.
There you are going about your normal day and you suddenly realize that you're very worried about something. It sort of creeps up on you when you feel muscles in your shoulders bunch up and you can't seem to get enough sleep, no matter how hard you try.
Do you know signs that tell you when you've had enough? No? Well, learning to recognize them will be a fundamental first step to helping you to come to grips with your life.
Some people can't sleep, some get incredibly tense shoulder and back muscles, some get irritable and snappy, some cry and go all weak. Regardless of what signs are, you need to get to know what does it for you.
When you learn to recognize that stress load you're putting on yourself is getting to be too much for your body to handle, stop and analyze your situation.
It is far better to sort out your problems, fears and anxieties than to let them keep on stressing you out. Any of above symptoms is your body's way of alerting you to fact that you need to take action to resolve situation, before there are serious repercussions. It is trying to tell you to slow down and sort out whatever is happening so that you can get rid of some of load and let it repair itself.
In her brilliant book 'Feel Fear…And Do It Anyway!' Dr Susan Jeffers says that it is far easier to face what you fear than living with burden of your fear. Once problem is faced and resolved, a huge weight is lifted from your shoulders and you allow yourself to see brighter side of things. You sleep better, thus getting more rest and allowing your body and mind to heal. You can free up some thinking time to keep your mind focused on goals you've set rather than worrying about past or future.