STRESS- being stressed – living with stress, too much tress, stress overload….
STRESS, it’s everywhere, it’s overwhelming, it’s unending. Heck, just turn on the evening news or look at the daily press. Natural disasters, global warming,
disease, poverty, international tensions-the list goes on and on. The war, the recession, unemployment, foreclosures, the rising cost of health care, food prices…
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who is not affected to some extent by one or more of the above.
Unless you’re some enlightened guru living on a mountaintop with no financial, relationship, or health concerns, then it affects you too. STRESS-it wreaks havoc on our bodies and minds, and it seems no one is immune.
Doctors are now saying that up to 80% of their patients’ ailments are stress-related. The World Health Organization states Stress is the number one illness of all time.
It is known as the silent killer and it is indeed an epidemic.
So what can you do for easy stress relief?
Well let me guess… You try everything. You take time out from work to see the doctor. You sit there in the waiting room and fill out a bunch of forms.
After your wait, you get to see your doctor for probably ten to twenty minutes. Maybe he or she prescribes an antidepressant or a sleeping pill. That’s not what you really wanted to do, but at least it’s something. (You kind of felt like the doctor thought you are some hysterical or over the top person – not a nice feeling…)
So you go to the pharmacy and wait in line for your medicine. After awhile you realize that while pills are OK, they aren’t a long term fix. And the side effects can be downright nasty!
Or, you might try some therapy. For the average American, the cost can be prohibitive – even with job benefits. You might try navigating your insurance company to find a therapist.
This process can literally take weeks. There are so many things that often work against you in this process– the therapist you eventually end up seeing may not be a good fit for you, may not have evening or weekend hours that you might need, and often only accepts a partial payment from your insurance.
So, you may end up ponying up the rest up out of pocket to see someone
you actually have to hire a babysitter for (and pay ten bucks an hour or more).
All this just for the sake of feeling better–now you really need some stress relief- damn it!
How do I know about all this? Simple, I have lived the above scenarios in my real life.
And the thing is, life keeps happening. You still feel stressed. Bogged down. Overwhelmed… The stresses just keep piling up.
Maybe for you, coping with stress involves over eating or over drinking– just like over 60% of your fellow Americans (source) But who are you kidding? Deep inside you know that’s not the answer…
So what can you do? Is there any hope for the average Joe or Jane? Does everything meant to help with stress relief have to be hugely expensive or addicting? Can’t you just feel better?
Isn’t there something you can do TODAY for effective stress reduction?
Well, yes, actually, there are things you can do. Simple steps. I’m talking really simple things that anyone can do. Things that work. You only need to put forth a teeny weeny bit of effort.
And these things work right away. You don’t have to wait for 3 weeks or 3 months to feel better.
How do I know? Well I know a thing or two about coping with stress. I have been a nurse for over 20 years, and I’ve seen a lot of stress related illnesses. I do not profess to practice medicine, but I have seen what comes into the ICU and the Emergency Room.
I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. I know what doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care providers wish their patients knew about effective and permanent stress reduction:
Which is this– that stress relief starts with being grounded and learning to find your inner peace. Within you is a wonderful healing force that is just waiting to be tapped into. And I know you can start to feel better TODAY by taking simple steps to reduce your stress.
You only have one life; time is too precious a commodity – you never get it back. So take some of my simple suggestions today because you’re worth it!
Taking care of yourself with effective stress reduction does not have to cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You don’t need a job with benefits or expensive health insurance to have immediate access to stress relief.
Simple steps work because they take little time, require no equipment, and are available to everyone, regardless of age or income!
For the price of a fast food meal, you can start to feel better and reduce your stress instantly!
My area of expertise lies in health care and I can say with certainty that hypnosis for stress relief really does work.
Same for learning to practice meditation or developing a yoga practice that you use regularly.
If you are looking for some real help with noticeable benefits, get off the couch, don’t reach for that bag of chips- it wont help you in the long run.
The resources I have provided in the links here are all reasonably priced or free and are available to help you right now.
Let me know how my easy stress relief suggestions work for you!
I wish you peace,