When we are chronically stressed, we find ourselves chronically tired, but in a hectic and wired state. This chronic overstimulation of the nervous system and of our adrenal glands can cause a devastating impact on our mind and body

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In our fast-paced world chronic stress has become an unavoidable part of daily life, but what if I told you that our bodies are not equipped to handle this constant barrage of stresses?

When we experience stress, our nervous system goes into overdrive. Triggering a Cascade of physiological responses designed to help us to survive in a threatening situation.

Disrelgulation of the Nervous System

Chronic stress can lead to disregulation of our autonomic nervous system, resulting in prolonged activation of the sympathetic “fight-fright-flight” response and suppression of our parasympathetic “rest-digest-and-heal” response. Over time these changes in the nervous system can become maladaptive. Leading to a state of chronic arousal; hypervigilance; and this, even in the absence of real threats!

This maladaptation can have far reaching effects on our physical and mental health. Leading to devastating changes in our digestion; and our mitochondrial function. Causing: reduced energy production, and a feeling of exhaustion; digestive discomfort; and worse it also reduces our immune system. Leaving us open to infections and an increased risk of long-term post viral issues, as our bodies are unable to fully combat these illnesses. This all then can lead to a sense of deep bone tiredness, fatigue; an inability to cope – inability to deal with exertion from just everyday exercises and activities; an inability to concentrate; feeling useless and helpless; feeling depressed or anxious; multiple food sensitivities; skin irritation; and so much more. In other words – creating a state of chronic and devastating burnout also known as adrenal fatigue and not dissimilar with chronic fatigue which is really in the family of illnesses but different as it is caused by a postviral syndrome.

What is Rushing?

A simple term that explains the cause of these group of conditions – of a constant to-do list, of juggling too many things –  is rushing

This constant state of rushing that we have in the developed world and have become accustomed to, is increasing our risk of developing conditions such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • cardiovascular disease
  • neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases.

But there is hope!

Hope?

By understanding how our brain responds to stress, we can learn to support and regulate our nervous system. Reducing our perception of dangers the brain perceives – the Danger Response that we would constantly encounter.

  • Mind Body techniques such as
    • meditation,
    • deep breathing,
    • exercise such as yoga, and
    • progressive muscle relaxation.

Can all help to activate our parasympathetic nervous system. Promoting our relaxation and reducing our stress levels.

  • Mindset techniques that we (can learn to) use, uh, in triggering situations can help us to stay calm and maintain our parasympathetic response. So that we can be in control and respond appropriately.
  • Specific ways of exercising and of eating, can help our systems to
    • balance blood sugars,
    • build muscle,
    • nourish our cells, and
    • support energy production,
    • as well as tissue healing.
  • Identifying our
    • needs and our values, as well as
    • creating boundaries,
    • learning to say no sometimes,
    • asking for help when we need it, and
    • giving ourselves regular rejuvenation time.

These can all assist us to feel strong, and confident, in control, and able to succeed – in our own way.

So What Now?

If you recognize yourself in any of the above, know that you are not alone and that there is so much that you can actually do about it!

If you’d like to understand more about how rushing is affecting you and what you can do about that – download my e-guide (below).

So that’s it for today. What was your biggest takeaway? Was there something that made you think – that’s me, or hmm, that’s interesting!? I’d love to hear – so pop them in the chat!

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and as always, in health, bye for now!

So Now What?

If you feel that you are chronically stress, always tired or notice that you are regularly in a wired/hectic state even though you are exhausted. Especially if you notice that your patience is not as it used to be, you find it hard to make decisions, you notice any digestive symptoms … OR you are wanting to help to KEEP yourself healthy… and deal with things before you become as I have just described. Then taking a few extra minutes to read my e-guide Why We Rush: a quickguide to burnout, adrenal fatigue and rushing women’s syndrome. This could give you new insight into what is happening inside you, why its happening and get you on the path to improving your health, comfort and ENERGY. 

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