Managing your stress will improve your holistic lifestyle.
We are all challenged these days with the pressures of modern life, right? So much to do, yet there seems to not be enough time to do it all. At least that’s what I keep hearing from so many people and quite frankly, I too face this some days.
Years ago I felt overwhelmed and pressured. It did not matter how much I accomplished on my to-do list, there always seemed more to do! Does this sound like you?
The pace of life keeps getting faster and faster, and we seem to have less and less time! There are still 24 hours in a day, but we continue to cram more into every day.
The reality is that such a pace is not sustainable—there can be serious consequences to our health and wellness! This of course can translate into adrenal fatigue, feeling negative about life, binge-eating or over-eating, self-sabotage, or just not experiencing the level of happiness you deserve.
If we don’t make the time for ourselves, and slow things down, eventually we will run out of time—literally, if you know what I mean!
Don’t let stress have a negative affect on your holistic health.
When I begin to feel stressed or that things are piling on me, I have awareness of what is happening. I choose not to get stressed out. I even use conscious breathing as a response to honor my health. Stress does not affect my most valuable asset, my health because I have chosen to protect it. Stress contributes to many problems, including weight gain and experiencing poor quality sleep.
Communication overload seems to be a big part of the problem as well! Nowadays emails, texts, social media and instant communication in general, absorbs so much of our time. It is no wonder life seems overwhelming these days!
Do not get me wrong, technology is wonderful. Having access to information is powerful. However we need to recognize the toll this maybe having on our health.
Dealing with life pressures and stress is an important holistic approach to health.
So how do we manage it all? I believe the three secrets to dealing with the pressures of modern life are:
I remember a saying on a café wall in my home town in England from over 20 years ago: “Don’t take life too seriously; you’ll never get out of it alive.”
Today, I see this statement in a different way. We need to determine what to take seriously. Time is valuable but equally, if not more so, is health.
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Ellie Savoy is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and the author of the #1 international best selling book “Stop Dieting Start Living: 5 Foundations for Your Health to Permanently Lose Weight Without Dieting Starvation or Suffering in Silence”. She is also the founder of the Stop Dieting Start Living Weight Loss System. Her commonsense and step by step approach has literally transformed the way people look at their body, health and life. She spent over two decades under a great deal of stress. She lost sight of the importance of her health time and time again; gaining weight and yo-yo dieting to take care of it, skipping meals during the day, eating too late at night, and letting work dictate how all of her time was spent. Many people need a trigger for change in life and the first trigger for her was her mother’s passing in 2008. Then just 21 months later her father passed away. Not only was this a ton of grief to process, but it started her on a deeper exploration of what is really important in this life. The saying “you can’t take it with you when you die” really hit home. She had been living with so much stress striving for more and more losing sight of herself and her health. The final trigger was in 2011 when she was diagnosed with two uterine fibroids. The four options she was given were actually not options for her! Three involved surgery and the other one was to do nothing. This scared her into understanding what she needed to do to naturally heal her body and permanently end the yo-yo dieting dilemma. This was when she really embraced making healthy permanent lifestyle changes. Since then she has been enjoying living a diet free and healthy life, without aches and pains, medications and a bunch of rules! She hasn’t looked back since. Ellie’s approach is not just for yo-yo dieters or those wanting to lose weight – it’s for everyone who is concerned about what their future looks like and wants to take control of their health. She has helped women with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid imbalance, irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other symptoms. Ellie helps you to show up in your own life, stop making excuses, shift your mindset, have a plan and connect with the passion in your belly to live your best life. It’s a lot of fun!