Pain is a state of being. A feeling no human should be taught to tolerate. You hear a lot of talks these days about being too sensitive. Isn't every kid taught to "Just deal with it." or "Suck it up." when times are tough? Some believe the pain in life is inevitable, which may be true. But pain is also something that no person should have to face alone. We try to measure, categorize, and compartmentalize the smaller ones. But there is no system, no greater or lesser pain. We even try to write it off with a new name. "Stress."
And we are all stressed. Well and truly, beyond any reasonable degree. We, the common folk, face a number of troubles daily. How to pay next month's bills, get our children the best education, and keep our family safe. Is my health okay, will my family support me, how can I give my life meaning, and am I in this all alone? No, the answer is no. You're not alone. And yes, the world is a stressful place right now. With war overseas, food coming up short in stores, and a pandemic still rocking our world to the core? Your feelings are reasonable and justified. And you deserve to feel them. Not swallow them down, creating pain in more places than just your mind.
Dealing with anxiety is just as easy as creating it, which doesn't take much effort at all. And managing stress, or the pains caused by it, is something humanity has been doing for thousands of years. Since we could first speak, in fact. Some people say all we need to do to manage stress is grit our teeth and soldier on. But that's actually a new social practice that started when societies became obsessively more focused on what the majority thinks. We used to help each other on an individual basis and support one another. And our society was better able to manage anxiety because of it.
Impact of Stress on the Body
Not only does bottling stress hurt you mentally. It has a massive impact on your physical health. It appears in little ways, like excess gas in the stomach or an increase of acids, the origin of the common term "agida." Over short periods of time, these conditions can pass. But when you bottle it up, stress resurfaces incessantly, hounding you from the corners of your mind. Your body tenses and you start to develop muscle pains. Back pain, neck pain, headaches, or worse can all come from stress.
Muscle contractions that could keep you stuck in bed, burning in your stomach every other day of your life, or maybe chronic migraines that leave you reliant on aspirin. These are long-term traumas we put our bodies through when suppressing our stress. We all know that old saying, "Calm down, you're going to give yourself a heart attack." If an ongoing neurological issue or chronic condition is something we want to avoid, we have to go back to the oldest tricks in the book - some of the earliest, and most effective, stress management techniques.
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety
When you manage your anxiety, it is like anything else you do in life. It has countless, unforeseen, positive effects. Without a doubt, properly dealing with the anxiety life so rudely puts you through has more benefits than you'd think. Yes, it adds a couple of years onto your life span. Living longer definitely ranks up there. And sure, it will help get rid of the chronic pains that keep you from getting out of the house. But more importantly, it will help you enjoy life to its fullest. With a little time and effort, you'll feel stronger than you have in years and able to take on the world.
You'll find that you're able to deal with challenges you couldn't overcome before. Less stress means less energy being congested in the body. That restored vitality is like a breath of fresh air for your mind, body, and soul. Think about how many times your mind is stuck back on that issue that really gets under your skin. How much more could you do with your time if you had the peace of mind that you deserve? It's worth taking a little time each day to build habits that help manage anxiety. With effective stress management techniques, you'll find the path to long-lasting love and successful career growth easier. Your relationships with friends and family will maintain harmony; decisions on how to become financially stable will be crystal clear. The value of learning how to manage stress can't be overstated.
I misspoke earlier. When I said it's just as easy to manage stress as to create it, I meant to say it's even easier to deal with it. Because while focusing on stress takes a lot of time and energy, ditching it can be as quick as a heart-to-heart. And sure, you can't just go pouring your life story out to every person you meet. But in life, everyone needs a confidant. Someone they can trust to hear them out and listen to their struggles without judging them. Hopefully, someone who can give sound advice but also knows when you just need to talk. And it's okay to talk.
It's actually been acknowledged by modern medicine that talking about it can help deal with anxiety. No matter who you are, you aren't alone. There is someone out there who will listen and care. Whether it's a psychic advisor like me or a therapist isn't what's important. It could be your mom or your best friend. Heck, for some of us it can even be the journal we sleep with under our pillow. Just so long as you can vent to someone. At the end of the day, the greatest of stress management techniques is one that's been practiced for free around campfires and in the local pub for generations. Funny how sometimes we forget the importance of simple things. But never forget that it's the simple pleasures that you deserve. Peace of mind is always within your grasp, or within earshot anyway.
Talk to a Trusted Confidant
Who can you talk to? Does this person listen and reassure you? Will they console you when times are tough and offer their two cents when you ask for it? More importantly, do they respect you enough to keep it all between you? That's a trusted confidant. I am always here to guide, support, and listen with the deepest compassion. Get connected with me or talk with another trusted Psychic here at PathForward and take steps to a happier, healthier, and more prosperous life.