STEP ONE: Identify Imbalances
The signs of stress and the imbalances they cause are often very noticeable. The problem is that millions of people simply live with them instead of taking a proactive approach to identifying and correcting the issue in their lives.
Below are some of the symptoms that we come across most frequently.
Symptoms of Stress and Imbalance
• Weight gain
• Trouble sleeping heartburn excessive hunger laziness
• Cold hands and feet
• Cravings for sugar or salt
• Mood swings
• Low energy levels
• Trouble focusing pain
• Frequent headaches difficulty losing weight hair loss
STEP TWO: Balance the Body and Eliminate Stress
These two actions should be done together. Once you have identified the imbalances, it is important to address them in order to balance your body.
Remember: Imbalances can prevent you from avoiding stress, so trying to simply avoid stress is not enough. Address the imbalance and eliminate the stress simultaneously if possible.
It’s almost like a child throwing a ball off the garage door. Overtime, dents will form, the paint will chip and eventually, the door will not work. Simply telling the child to stop throwing the ball at the garage door will not repair the damage that has already been done. At the same time, fixing the door without stopping the child from throwing the ball will have no long term benefit.
The body is the same way. It is important to take measures that address the specific issues you are experiencing, but it is equally important to begin avoiding the stresses that got you there in the first place.
A Useful Tool for your Journey
There is no way to avoid stress if you don’t know where it is coming from. You need to be mindful of negative symptoms and identify potential problems before they happen.
These symptoms are often things like trouble sleeping, cravings for carbohydrates, or an energy drop in the afternoon.
Click HERE to Start Identifying Your Personal Stress Factors!
A Betr Way to Manage Stress
Stress, anxiety, and weight gain go hand in hand. A common cause of stress stems from a lack of time management skills. While it is normal to feel some levels of stress and anxiety, chronic stress can hinder weight loss no matter how well you eat and exercise.
While some people work better under pressure, others feel overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. Oftentimes people don’t realize how easy it is to reduce their stress levels, which will at the same time also positively impact their overall health.
5 Daily Tips To Practice
- It only takes 10 minutes out of your day to organize your thoughts and tasks! A simple to-do-list can help you save precious time and calm your nerves by visualizing your daily goals.
- Set priorities by asking yourself what tasks need to be completed first and set deadlines for yourself. For example, instead of pushing yourself to “complete project A today,” break it up into individual parts. That way you won’t be disappointed in yourself if you didn’t manage to finished project A that very day. Instead, look at the bigger picture and do little by little each day.
- Most importantly, stop multitasking! Concentrate on one thing at a time, and pick a specific amount of time you want to spend on it. For example, set a timer to spend one hour working on task A, take a 10-minute break, and then move on to task B.
- If possible, delegate responsibilities! Although it’s nice to be in charge and difficult for some people to give up a certain degree of control, trust others and be a team player.
- Practice mindful eating. Take literally 60 seconds to reflect before eating your snacks and meals, and your body will start improving digestion in addition to reducing stress and anxiety.
If you follow these very simple rules, you will be rewarded with extra time at the end of your day. You will also feel more accomplished because you can actually check things off your to-do-list. Give it a try! You have nothing to lose!