Our bodies are amazing at trying to get our attention. But sadly, too often, we tell our bodies to shut up and move on with it. We drag them around, and push forward with will and determination.
Of course, we get early warning signals, which show up as symptoms in our body that something is not working. Physical symptoms might include; low energy, headaches, stomach issues, tense muscles, frequent colds and infections, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, you name it! Emotional symptoms could include feeling of anger, frustration, being overwhelmed, loneliness and eventually depression or anxiety. In fact, 77% of Americans regularly experience these and other physical and emotional symptoms of stress.
But instead of noticing our warning signals, or listening to our body, many of us just keep moving. We keep pushing through. We put on the manual override to get through it all. We pop a pill, drink some coffee, or just keep moving so fast that we don’t have to face what is really going on.
This manual override may be helpful in times of life or death, but overused, over time, when we override our bodies’ warning signs for safety and survival, we literally break down and pay the consequences.
What are your early warning signals? Are you paying attention? What is one step you can take, right now to move away from breakdown and towards greater health, balance and well-being? #stressedout #breakdowns #breakthroughs #takecareofyou #learntorelax #earlywarningsigns #onestep (swipe left for more)
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