When was the last time you felt stressed out about something? Our modern society already provides layers of stress every day with the media making us feel we should be doing more.
But then when we do, we immediately need a break and crave more slowness in our lives. And the Holiday’s pack on even more stress; spending more time than usual with our families, worrying about buying that perfect Christmas gift, and preparing to make 2020 our best year yet.
Stress affects us ALL. And it can be a huge liability to our health. It doesn’t matter how well you eat if you have MAJ stress, you won’t feel your best.
And the worst part? It’s often overlooked by our doctors and healthcare providers. But your lifestyle could be the reason why you feel the way you do. Regardless of how you eat! So let’s get to the root of the problem right now…
When you’re stressed, your digestive enzymes stop releasing which signals your body to put your digestion on the backburner.
And over time your allostatic load (the wear and tear on your body from chronic stress) increases. This may lead to lots of other health problems and diseases.
So can you guess what the REAL problem is with all of this?
So many of us don’t know how to change the way we’re living or we’re not willing to make necessary sacrifices. Things like changing a habit that is causing us more stress or shifting our schedules to prioritize our needs and allow more time to slow the F down.
Stress not only affects our gut but it also impacts our hormones.
And these hormones can impact the body in different ways like:
- Increased belly fat
- Food intolerances
- Leaky gut
- Increased inflammation
- Altered gut diversity
- Lowered immunity
- Increased risk for SIBO
It’s time to reframe your stress story…
Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl, once said, “Between stimulus and thought, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”
And it’s been shown that stress causes more wear on the body when associated with negative thoughts. Reframing your stress can create mental and physical resilience to any challenge that crosses your path.
So I created THIS HANDOUT for you to download and print out. It’ll help you begin to recreate your stress stories and bring awareness around what you can and can’t change.
If you loved this please comment below and let me know. Or if you want to share your NEW stress story with me, I’d love to hear it!