So, I know this is all still a mess. And I’ll get around to make it clearer in a bit. For now, I’ll share today’s most interesting observations leading up to WHY I’m starting this LIFEFIX-project.
Anxiety and Stress basically activities the same system (according to the Swedish doctor Anders Hansen). And since we human beings have a tendency to worry and get anxious about basically everything these days (work, relationships, food, social media, what to watch when eating), we are putting a tremendous load on our bodies for no good reason! It’s just costing us, a lot!
But most of us is obviously are able to handle these stress loads better than others. I thought I was one of them until I wasn’t. Normal stress fluctuations. Because when (if) we give ourselves time to recuperate – relax & take a chill pill – it’s no worries. But people like me & you which are both born to overanalyse a bit too much – causing anxiety – but then also skip the whole relaxing part, may just run ourselves down a self-destructive path sooner rather than later.
Well dah, obviously I belong to that camp. So yes, I can testify this is one potential outcome of running around being to anxious – stressed. Or was it?
How do I know what factors in my life I messed up and ended up toasting my brains? I mean it’s still coming smoke out of my ears. I need to not only put the fire out, but understand what the fu*k I’m doing wrong so I won’t end up in the same place again.
Of course it’s a combination of a lot of factors! For one my sometimes destructive eating and workout behaviour for sure has played a big part in it. But the smart thing would be to focus on what is most harming to me and start with that. Well, of course that’s what I have been trying to figure out for the last year, but honestly, I feel there’s still a long way to go.
And another problem is that information overload on all the “fixes” have made me forget some good things I’d learned too. And some things just didn’t work for me. I mean, I attended a state funded stress-rehab program for 3 months and it still didn’t fix me alltough I picked up a few good things, and it helped me a long the way.
Coming to a final point here; there’s a lot of things we can do to fix this whole ‘stress’-issue of ours. And I want to figure these things out – for my survival. And I’m going to do it, and I’ll share my findings in an interesting and thoughtful manner. Haha, am I? Don’t know. But I do know I’m going to try hard, test & evaluate and share my findings here. That’s a promise. Unless I burn myself out doing it 😉
WHAT ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH?