Handle Stress Like A Monk

Written by Lisa van den Berg

Firstly, let's define Stress.

Stress is defined simply as 'Change'.

Any kind of change. Be it nvironmental, Physical, Emotional or Social - Good or Bad. As human beings we are naturally resistant to any type of change. Sorepparttar prospect of anything in our well-defined lives changing, puts our bodies on 'Full Alert'.

Betweenrepparttar 123993 ages of birth and 6 years old, we lay down our jigsaw puzzle of life. Our subconscious minds carve out a plan of what is acceptable, believable, achievable and realistic. From learning that putting your hand on repparttar 123994 red circle onrepparttar 123995 stove is sore, to associating a raised voice with a deed deemed to be unacceptable.

This isrepparttar 123996 subconscious laying outrepparttar 123997 set of rules that determines survival. If you want to not only survive, but function well inrepparttar 123998 world, these arerepparttar 123999 rules you have to live by.

Good girls don't do that..., boys don't cry..., don't mix with them they're not our class etc etc.

Thus startsrepparttar 124000 process of Stress. The subconscious will hold onto its 'Survival Jigsaw' against tremendous opposition. The moment it perceives change,repparttar 124001 defenses go up.

It is a proven fact that some of us handle Stress better than others. About 10% ofrepparttar 124002 population actually has a lowered capability of adjusting to change, and seeing it as a welcome challenge. The chemical imbalance in their brain causes them to be acutely aware of, and sensitive to, change. The results are Depression, Insomnia, Irritability, PMS amongst others.

We all know thatrepparttar 124003 power of our thoughts, hasrepparttar 124004 ability to influence our physiology. 'As you think, so shall you be'.

Faith Does Move Mountains

Written by Lisa van den Berg

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 repparttar muscles in your shoulders bunch up and you can't seem to get enough sleep, no matter how hard you try.

Do you knowrepparttar 123992 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 whatrepparttar 123993 signs are, you need to get to know what does it for you.

When you learn to recognize thatrepparttar 123994 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 ofrepparttar 123995 above symptoms is your body's way of alerting you torepparttar 123996 fact that you need to take action to resolverepparttar 123997 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 ofrepparttar 123998 load and let it repair itself.

In her brilliant book 'Feelrepparttar 123999 Fear…And Do It Anyway!' Dr Susan Jeffers says that it is far easier to face what you fear than living withrepparttar 124000 burden of your fear. Oncerepparttar 124001 problem is faced and resolved, a huge weight is lifted from your shoulders and you allow yourself to seerepparttar 124002 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 onrepparttar 124003 goals you've set rather than worrying aboutrepparttar 124004 past orrepparttar 124005 future.

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