Stress comes on us hard. It effects our nervous system, our immune system and our longevity. Of course there’s healthy stress which is pressure to get more done in less time, and that is essential for health, but when the dial goes into the red it’s really solitary confinement. Not good at all.

So how do you know the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress? Each of us has to make up our own mind about that. I mean, flying internationally causes stress on your body, drinking alcohol burns your body, eating bread burns your body, staying up late, losing sleep and worry all burn your body. So, it would seem a little sheepish to complain about stress and still embrace all those self induced life sentences.

So, I understand as a mountaineer that stress is important for both strength development and acclimatisation. That’s how we improve at work too. A bit of pressure one day, we sleep, recover, adapt and can handle a bit more the next. But just as in mountaineering, if we don’t recover from the stress we put ourselves under one day by the next day, we know we’ve over heated and need to be careful.

What then does overheating in business and life look like? In other words what are the signs that you’re not growing stronger from stress you face?

  • Can’t sleep
  • Worry and anxiety on one subject for more than 12 hours
  • Feeling physically drained even though it’s mental work
  • Putting on weight
  • Light headed
  • Catching colds and feeling a bit off each day.

There’s more, but this is a good list to start with.

What can you do about stress that’s in excess?

  • More exercise …
  • Eat less
  • Drink less
  • Sleep more
  • Go have a play with a ball at the beach
  • Dance
  • Listen to music
  • Do a detox cleanse
  • Make love more
  • Talk to someone (not everyone and not friends) about your worries (pay for the time)
  • Get a massage
  • Learn to turn up, mindfulness in real time (not escape meditation eg. eyes closed)
  • Get some positive coaching about your vision.

Just a few ideas.

The first person to notice your stress will be your family doctor. They may recommend medication. Try to avoid staying on that stuff. RealSpirit uses organic nature based skills to adapt to stress.

The most important note is this: don’t run from the cause because that’s imprisonment.

 

About the Author Chris Walker

Uniquely Australian, highly intuitive and inspired, Chris Walker is on the forefront of radical personal development and change that inspires people to find purpose and to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. His methods are dynamic, and direct. His work is gifted, heart-opening and inspirational. The process Chris embraces can be confrontational, but if you are prepared to “step out” the personal power that this knowledge gives you is without doubt life changing and truly inspiring. Chris’s purpose is to open hearts and to stop the hurt. His work comes from his heart and is a truly magnificent gift for anyone ready to receive it. Chris shows people how to bring spirit into their life and keep it there. His sensitivity and empathy to others is his gift. The most powerful thing that we can do with our lives is to be on purpose, and live with the knowledge of spirit. Chris helps you discover this, that which is already yours, and through his work, you will find the courage and love to honour your-self and follow your heart. Chris brings his work to individuals and businesses. He believes for business success, you first need to create personal success, and this happens when your business and the people within it are on purpose. Chris Walker is an author, a speaker and a truly inspirational individual who has been fortunate enough in this life to find and live his truth.
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