If you wore ankle weights or a weighted vest, you would start to feel tired. This is how stress feels, weighing you down emotionally and physically. Are you aware that you live with powerful stressors night and day? Powerful stress hormones flow through your body enflaming your organs, metabolic processes and emotions, making your nerve endings raw.
The inflammatory response is exhausting and often leaves you with a negative perception making everything darker and more ominous. Fatigue is one of the most common stress symptoms that sends people to a doctor according to Consumer Reports On Health, Oct. 2012.
To reduce job stress you need a sense of yourself and your specific talent. Also, practice becoming self-aware – gauge your own behavior, motivation and personal rhythm, always on the alert when you cross the line into negativity. Know your stress triggers and try to understand them.
Make a commitment to internal peace and don’t wait for external circumstances to create peace for you because serenity begins inside and emanates outward.
Major research in stress management points to the cumulative effect of little stressors. They unleash an inflammatory response, weakening your immune system, making you more susceptible to allergies and viruses.
Steve Jobs once said: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
What’s more important, your house or your well-being?
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