Are you frazzled with stress and concerned about how and when you'll start to feel better? You may already know that, whilst a certain amount of stress is perfectly normal and healthy, but when you start to feel like your drenched and dripping with stress and it's now starting to interfere with your everyday life, realize it's time to take quick action, before it starts to have a detrimental effect on your relationships, your work and your finances.
Let's dive deeper into:
- The Common Signs Of Unhealthy Stress Experienced In Your Mind And Body;
- The Hard Fact's About Stress And the Dangerous Effects It Can Have On Your Mind and Body; and
- A New Trending Way To Quickly and Effectively Reduce Your Soaring Stress Levels - Think Like Angelina Jolie!
The Common Signs Of Unhealthy Stress Experienced In Your Mind And Body
So then, how can you tell if your mind and body are experiencing healthy or unhealthy levels of stress? It's simple. Unhealthy stress is longer in term and it really starts to take its toll on you, giving you that bristly feeling where your usual coping mechanisms just don't seem to be working. On an emotional level, you may be feeling deeply deflated from the symptoms of depression, anxiety, sadness and fatigue etc. and you may be worried that you won't be able to brush it off. Or, on a physical level, you might be dealing with really difficult. You might be experiencing muscle aches and pains, difficulty sleeping, stomach upset, chest pains, fast breathing and loss of libido or erectile dysfunction, etc.
The Hard Fact's About Stress And the Dangerous Effects It Can Have On Your Mind and Body
All these symptoms can be extremely distressing and, worse still, they can promote further health conditions, if left untreated. This is because emotional conditions can morph into physical conditions and vice versa. For example, According to the Mental Health Foundation*,
'depression has been found to be associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease',
Further, a study by The British Medical Journal found growing evidence that distress is linked to a higher chance of dying from cancer.**
To top all of that off, you may be feeling flawed and worried about your performance as a spouse, a relative or friend, because of the way you feel and the way your symptoms are making you behave You might also be worried about how your performing at work and about how others will judge you if you take time off work with stress. All this is one big sign that you need to take action and to take it quickly.
A New Trending Way To Quickly and Effectively Reduce Your Soaring Stress Levels - Think Like Angelina Jolie
So what can you effectively do, that's quick and easy, to reduce your stress levels? Well, most people know that exercise, a balanced diet and rest can all really help to burn away the stress, but when you're smothered in stress, you can sometimes find these things really difficult to do or stick to! Something else you could try to improve your health is alternative medicine. Across the world, many people are using this approach to promote relaxation and self-healing, in a raw and natural way, which is easy and enjoyable.
Alternative medicines can be used to complement any medical treatment your doctor may have prescribed. Or you may not want to use medicines, or perhaps you've tried them and they didn't work or gave you unpleasant side effects. You may even be waiting for treatment and just really need some relief prior to this.
Reiki is one of the fastest-growing alternative therapies and one which is becoming increasingly popular with some of the most famous people in the world. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson are all said to be avid fans of Reiki.
The organization Mind, is also an advocate of using Reiki as an alternative medicine prior to taking anti-depressants, in cases where depression is not very severe. This, they say, is because it,
'help to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety. Some people also find they can help with sleep problems, relaxation and feelings of stress'.
So, you might ask if celebrities are using it and health organizations are recommending it, what is that Reiki thing all about? As I'm a certified Reiki Master, I can shed some light on it for you.
Reiki is an energy healing technique often used to manage and relieve the symptoms of stress whilst promoting the body's natural ability to self-heal.
The word Reiki combines two Japanese words - Rei which means 'universal' and Ki which means 'life force energy'. This Ki energy is said to be responsible for good health when it's free-flowing and for poor health when it's blocked. Ki is very responsive to negative energy, such as thoughts and feelings, and so it can become blocked by these. To get the Ki flowing again, your Reiki practitioner will channel Ki energy and transmits it to you, in order to raise your vital energy levels and to get any stagnant Ki moving again.
The reason Mind recommends Reiki is owing to its holistic approach to your physical and mental health, meaning it treats all aspects of your physical and emotional well-being as a whole, rather than treating the particular symptoms being experienced.
In summary, unhealthy stress detrimentally affects your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Once you reach this level, you're at a much higher risk of developing more serious diseases. Alternative medicines, such as Reiki are trending, with celebrities and those from all walks of life trying it out due to its ability to kick start the body's self-healing mechanism.
Reiki is a deeply relaxing experience that takes you on a journey through serenity and toward a better state of health. It's one of those things you just have to experience for yourself to really understand how relaxing it is.
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