Are you worn out? Fatigued? Tired? Over it? Overwhelmed? Overextended?
Then you might be dealing with stress… Stress is one of those unavoidables that we must all deal with. In today’s society, we are taught to secure the bag, never get tired, sleep when we make it and other catchy phrases that promote a lifestyle that can seem admirable but may lead to a counterproductive effects on our health and productivity. Many of us may not even realize or recognize what we’re dealing with as stress! The need to get things outweighs the subtle hints that our bodies give us. So, what does stress look like?
Stress can present in many ways and exacerbate existing conditions/concerns including, but not limited to:
- Brain fog
- Decline in memory/recall
- Decreased productivity
- Appetite changes
- Increased food cravings
- Muscle aches & pains
- Acne breakouts
- Hormonal changes
- Decreased libido
- Changes in menstruation
- Increased PMS symptoms
- Decreased desire to do things that you enjoy
- Hypersonic Insomnia
- Weight gain or loss
- Decreased immune function
Now stress is not the only factor that can impact these things, but it is often an overlooked risk factor.
Learning to identify and manage our stresses can help us gain peace of mind and improve our health & health outcomes.
Some of the things that you can do to help manage stress are:
- Deep breathing
- Journaling (Whole You Bundle Deals available now)
- Herbal Supplements
- Mindfulness practices
- Aroma Therapy
- Scheduling a consult with Dr. Ge
There are many other things that can also help with stress. Identifying your triggers, responses and what works best for you is going to be the best way to ensure your optimal response to stress.