Then when a crisis hits us, it brings our lives to an inconvenient change - piling on even more stress, which puts our to-do list a million miles longer once we have recovered.
Start off by listening to your body!
Muscle tension is the bodies way to guard against injury. However, prolonged exposure to stress leaves those muscles in a stressful state. Unfortunately, your muscles can’t just say “Hey, we need to stop, something’s wrong and we can’t handle being like this much longer.” Instead, your body uses signals like discomfort, headaches, stiffness, and pain to let you know that something isn’t right! Dismissing these signs is generally what leads to more severe typeinjuries. Unfortunately, most people just take pain relievers, which generally covers up the pain instead of solving it. Why not decide it’s a great time to simply make an appointment for a massage before it gets any worse?
Decreased Stress with a wellness routine!
Get your body moving regularly by walking, dancing, yoga or some other kind of exercise that you enjoy. Consider meditation or reading an inspirational book. Set a routine for massage, Chiropractic adjusjtments and any other pro-active modalities that help you feel great!
Slow down! Write things down, make a to-do list, approach your tasks one at a time, and make some time for FUN!! Once you get used to slowing your pace down, it will be easier to reduce stress and relax and don’t forget to check in and listen to your body and see what it has to say!