Stress has many triggers, faces and facets. Every person perceives it differently. For example, the ticking clock in the room stresses me out. I notice that I'm just annoyed about it at first, then this thought won't let me go and somehow my breathing also changes. Then my heartbeat. Then I have to get up and take her out of the room because I can't concentrate on writing or even think straight.
Then I take a deep breath.
It is important to understand one thing: That stress in its origin is something positive. A cleverly thought-out support for your body to get you through dangerous situations and make you more efficient in these moments. It provides you with additional energy reserves and focuses your attention on one goal: to get out of the situation safely.
In most areas, our body still functions the same as it did thousands of years ago. When our ancestors had to be wary of wild animals. Today, however, we no longer have to run for our lives from dangers, but sit in front of the computer, for example, and are completely stressed out by the flood of incoming emails, signations from Whatsapp & Co, calls, multitasking and appointments.
Even then, a little adrenaline rush can still help you think more clearly and make decisions faster.
The catch: we get stuck in this mode.
The moment when the body winds down again, from the stress of tension (sympathetic nervous system) to relaxation (parasympathetic nervous system), usually does not come. We don't shake off the tension like animals. We don't REALLY rest anymore.
In most cases, this condition never ends, because the "bad" stress is not necessarily the to-do list at work. Even if it takes a long time, it is possible to tick all the tasks at some point. On the contrary, emotional stress and burdens cannot be switched off and worked off so easily and are then also present in the supposed recovery time: the noisy neighbors, the loud street, the ticking clock, the children's socks on the floor, the lack of sleep, the argument with the partner, the nagging parents, fluctuating blood sugar, the environmental toxins, the mobile phone, the WLAN and the screen work... to draw just one picture.
If your body then has to produce more and more stress hormones to support you in your daily struggle for survival, we end up in a stress spiral.
(Hormonal) disorders are ALWAYS stress-related
You can imagine that your body has only ONE goal in a moment of stress: to get you out alive by activating the sympathetic nervous system.
It releases hormones that make that possible and block everything else.
He certainly doesn't care about anything like (a properly functioning) digestion or reproduction. That's where you save first.
- severe pain
- cycle disorders
- cysts and fibroids
Underactive or overactive thyroid
If you know one of these symptoms, it can be an important indication that this topic is relevant to you! The trigger or one of the reasons is often emotional stress.
And you are not alone, more and more women are affected by this!
A harmonious cycle (which we all want to find) requires a hormonal balance as a basic requirement, as it is a perfectly coordinated play of energies.Continuous stress is the MAIN REASON that this balance gets out of sync....
The way back.
At this point the question:
- What does stress mean to you?
- How do you perceive your current situation?
- Which situations, people, thoughts trigger stress in you?
Take a piece of paper and write everything down. And then let it go. Not a little, not every now and then. Quite.
On the one hand, to get out of a real stress spiral, you should be as loving and careful with yourself as you can. At the same time very clear and determined to set your boundaries and take care of yourself. Things that will surely help you...
Self Care Moments
Deliberately create times just for you when you can relax and calm down. This can be a massage, a full bath, a good book, yoga and especially YIN yoga, gentle movement, dancing, painting, making music...
Consciously shift down a gear and slow down. As soon as you bring more mindfulness to the small everyday activities and experience the world in a whole new light: eating, going for walks, breathing deeply and consciously, cooking, cleaning,...
Routine and sleep hygiene
Create a morning and evening routine that gives you a good framework for the day and strengthens you. Rest while sleeping is essential and believe it or not, WiFi and cell phone radiation interfere with this significantly. They keep your pituitary gland (control center of hormone production) running in stress mode during sleep.
help from nature
It is not without reason that the connection to nature has a special healing power. It relaxes you, nourishes you and the color GREEN also rebalances hormones. So get out as long and as often as possible. Walk barefoot. Breathe well. watching clouds.
It also has a wide range of plants that can support you in many different ways.
From adaptogens and medicinal mushrooms to well-known herbs such as lavender, hops, green oats, hemp, passion flower, St. John's wort, stone pine, sandalwood,... Pure essential oils also help wonderfully! In addition to (self-picked) teas, you are welcome to use our herbal elixirs, which in their purest form can be used by the body immediately and are available everywhere.
In addition, the Blend PROTECTIVE a hot tip. They combine all the important herbs, which also have a good support for PMS and irregular menstruation are.
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