In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to reveal the four types of stress and offer quick and simple tips to slash stress in all areas of your life.
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Now, let’s talk about the four types of stress.
Recently, a reporter from Natural Health Magazine interviewed me for expert opinion about the effect stress has on the body. The reporter was surprised to hear me identify four different types of stress:
1. Nutritional Stress
Yes, the food you eat can create stress on your body, mind and emotions. You may have heard the expression that “you are what you eat” but that does not fully explain the ramifications and consequences of the types of food you eat. When you consume junk food and other poisons (drugs and alcohol) or smoke cigarettes, you are filling your body with toxins which place greater pressure on your body and in turn, affect your mental faculties (clarity of mind, focus) as well as create headaches and a host of physical illnesses. Equally, a lack of food and nutrients causes an imbalance in your body which can lead to mood swings, irritability, frustration and physical weakness and fatigue.
Quick tip: stop skipping meals; cut out or reduce intake of sodas, white rice, white sugar, white flour; sleep by ten pm to avoid Adrenal Exhaustion; remember cigarettes and alcohol are poisons to your body and just like parasites they rob you of your health and money!
2. Physical Stress
It is well documented that physical exercise helps to relieve stress in various ways such as boosting the immune system, reducing cortisol, increasing circulation and oxygenation, releasing various endorphins (feel-good chemicals), detoxifying the body via sweat and breathing, strengthening muscles and the skeletal system, improving mental health and helping to prevent depression. Balanced exercise can lessen the chances of a heart attack and premature death. However, too much exercise can also create stress and actually damage the body: with results such as difficulty sleeping, chronic fatigue, symptoms of depression, joint aches and pains, injuries and even nausea. On the other hand, a lack of exercise is also harmful. Sitting in front of the computer for long periods can result in headaches, backaches, poor posture and poor circulation.
Quick tip: exercise daily and moderately (at least thirty minutes); when doing intense exercise, follow the next day with moderate exercise such as walking or leisurely cycling. Take breaks from the computer at least every thirty minutes – get up and walk for a few minutes or stretch.
3. Mental Stress
Your mind needs a break as much as it needs a workout. Thinking, studying, reading, surfing the internet for extended periods of time creates mental stress that can lead to headaches, migraines, insomnia, indigestion, obsessions, frustration, a distorted sense of reality, overreacting, irritability and even blaming others. Working seven days a week is not healthy, nor is working late at night. Thinking and studying late at night disturbs your sleep patterns, preventing the body from its process of repair, regeneration, and recuperation. Beware too, of becoming obsessed with and controlled by the texting and messaging device – your cell phone. If you cannot turn off your phone or ignore it for a few hours or even a day, then beware – it is controlling you. Yes, you need to mentally switch off for a few hours. Many of us fear that we will not survive without that phone for a few hours. The result is simply more fear and anxiety.
Constant mental challenges leads to diminished mental capacity and this is often when most accidents occur – particularly when performing tasks that require mental focus, clarity and coordination such as driving or operating machinery.
Quick tip: begin the morning with silence – avoid radio, TV and other loud noises; take time to meditate and clear your mind; take walks and breathe deeply, avoid thinking about pending issues, problems and tasks; instead focus on your surroundings and breath.
4. Emotional Stress
One of the primary causes of emotional stress is unhappy and unhealthy relationships, which often lead to negative and destructive emotions. It is critical also to understand that we are in a relationship with everything around us – not just people – but our job, career, and even material things. For example, as I mentioned earlier, you are in a relationship with your cell phone – and if you cannot switch it off then it has power over you and it controls you. The same applies to email; can you go one day without checking email or does it create anxiety and fear in you if you do not check it?
Of course, our greatest joy and pain come from personal relationships – friends, loved ones, romantic partners, children, siblings, business colleagues, etc. Both positive and negative emotions, in turn, come from our response and reaction to those people. In other words, the key to emotional freedom is found within our perception and perspective of them and ourselves. Anxiety, depression, fear, anger, revenge, bitterness, resentment, depression and guilt never come from outside of us.
Quick tip: Ask yourself the following questions:
What do I need to accept about him/her that I know I cannot change?
What do I need to allow in the other person?
What do I need to forgive in the other person?
What do I need to forgive in myself?
Remember, our emotional freedom comes from accepting that which we cannot control, and taking charge of what we can control – only ourselves and our reaction.
If you would like support to forgive and be free of the past, listen to my audio program “Get Over Your Ex Now!”
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I wish you the best and remind you “Believe in yourself -You deserve the best!”
Patrick Wanis Ph.D.
Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert & Clinical Hypnotherapist
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.