Most people will tell you that many stressors fill their world. Identifying them specifically as well as choosing some activity to eliminate them contributes to improved health and well being.
The most common stress-inducer is time. People say there is never enough time to finish the task. They say there is never enough time to get it all done.
Most women will tell you they never have time for themselves. They never have time to take care of their own needs – including time to do something fun.
When you fail to fuel yourself with love and activities that leave you feeling relaxed and fulfilled, your body, mind and spirit feel the stress and may develop real symptoms, aches, pains or illness – just to get your attention!
On that same subject, taking care of oneself…
Many people, especially women, find themselves agreeing to take on tasks they no way want to do. Their vocabulary lacks the very important word, “No.”
How do you feel when you agree to do a task for someone you know darned well that you absolutely do not want to do yet you also fear saying, “No.”
That horrible feeling inside stresses you and impairs your health – emotionally and physically. In addition to doing something you do not want to do you probably feel like a traitor to yourself.
You know you are not making time to take care of yourself and do fun stuff just for the sake of relaxation and joy. Yet here you are agreeing to spend time doing a chore you do not even want to do!
What kind of message are you sending to your self image, your self esteem and your pride?
Not being able to ask for help when you really need it also causes your heart to skip a beat or pound a little harder. How come you willingly tell others you will help them with tasks you do not want to do yet you will not ask others to help you do your tasks?
Another intensely painful stressor is being shy. I know that one first hand. When you are shy no matter where you go, if there is a crowd (more that two people) your stress level rises.
Procrastination also creates great stress. Wanting to do something yet not getting to it leaves you feeling less than, maybe even unworthy or deprived.
Every one of those stressors comes from a definition and experience in which you assigned that meaning to those terms.
You can make different choices and watch how fast your life changes.
I am Ali Bierman. What do I DO and why do I do it? I teach you how to live in happiness now. Nothing in your life will work perfectly or permanently until you love yourself first. When you accomplish that end then you live in happiness.
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