Poor health and disability are common among people who say they suffer from a lot of stress, according to a national poll by NPR, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.
It is certainly not a pretty picture and it definitely is a dreadful cycle when we create stress in our lives…and it becomes our habit to be stressed.
Stress can cause diabetes, increased possibility of disability, increased health care costs and amazingly debilitating confusion for those that are stressed or taking care of those who are now ill.
I am providing this just released July 2014 poll and study so you can see that stress is no longer a polite issue.
Take one step today to reduce the habitual stressors in your lives. Just one. I guarantee it will lead to another reduction in stress and soon you will begin to just feel good again.
Just try one of the following:
- Turn off your smart device one full hour before bedtime; do not check it; do not text; do not answer; do not use it – you will sleep better and your mind will have a chance to stop responding and swirling
- Eat no carbohydrates after 6:30 pm in the evening. No ice cream, chips, beer, Cheetos, mashed potatoes – no carbs – try it for one week and see how your digestion and disposition begin to change
- Either each morning before you begin your day or each evening when you end you day, write 10 things you are grateful for – could be breathing; walking, petting your pup; the evening bugs chirping – anything you are grateful for, write it down – try this for 30 days. It will shift your life in ways you can’t even predict
- Write a physical thank you note to someone and mail it. Not a card. No text. No email. A real note. Does not have to be long, just from your heart. You will stun the person receiving it. Just say thank for them being who they are and that you are thinking of them. That’s it. Write a note once a week for a month. Unbelievable satisfaction will be yours
- Breathe deeply. Do it again. And again. Slowly, deeply. Just breathe. Use this breathing as your best friend for the rest of your life.
I hope you take the time to read the Harvard Study from above. It is scares you silly, good. I want you healthy. You are such a terrific human and you deserve to be healthy, wealthy and filled with joy, faster than you ever thought possible.
Join me July 16th at noon EST for our Messy Stress call. I will be discussing all the stress reducing tips, techniques and strategies you might need to feel good again, faster than you ever thought possible. LINK Let me know so we can send you the call in information. And if you can’t make it, we will record it and send it to you. I look forward to being a part of reducing your stressors that are making life hard.
Much love to you and yours,
P.S. Do sign up for the Q&A Messy Stress call July 16th at noon EST. Do share this link with anyone in your lives that you think needs support and help with reducing their stress now.