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The silent killer nobody can escape
Halloween is right around the corner.
I don’t know about you but I really don’t like haunted houses or scary movies. There’s something about the idea of getting scared intentionally that I don’t find fun. With that being said I have seen my fair share of scary movies and usually end up having to watch one during this time of year.
I am always in awe of the fact that in a scary movie, no matter what the plot is, people are unable to escape from the person or thing that is trying to kill them. When watching the movie it never really seems like it would be that difficult to escape from these people or things majority of the time!
The movies almost always end with the main character’s family or friends getting killed and sometimes the main character getting killed as well…always a let down yet everyone knows it’s coming.
In real life we do have the ability to escape a little bit better than the scary movies it seems. Although there is one thing in life that we can’t ever really escape.
What Can’t We Ever Escape
It’s a pretty easy answer and one that you might roll your eyes at…the answer is STRESS!
We can never escape stress!
Now sure we can for sure somewhat manage stressful situations but stress comes in many forms, a lot of the time we don’t even think of certain things as stress on the body. We usually only think of times where we are mentally stressed out such as having an upcoming test, a big project at work due, a party we have to organize, or something of that nature.
The truth is that those are only an example of a small amount of stress we face on a daily basis. This is also where the trouble comes into play as most people only think of that as stress so to combat it they start doing things that add more stress to themselves without even realizing it. I’m sure you’ve had a moment in your life where you’ve been under a lot of pressure or emotional stress. At that moment what usually happens? Do you remember to eat all of the healthy food you should, exercise as much as you should, get the correct amount of sleep?
The answer is “No!” for everyone who’s ever experienced that. It can be really hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re under a lot of pressure or emotional stress. The problem with that is suddenly by not doing all of those other things, you’re putting your body through a ton of physical stress that wasn’t there before nor had to be there.
Most people don’t even think of those other things as being a stress in their life, but they 100% are which is why it’s impossible to escape stress. What we can do is take proper precautions so that we’re able to react and combat stress better than ever.
There are a ton of ways to manage stress along with making it so we react to stress in a way that’s better than what we’re used to.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but usually when we find ourselves in a stressful situation or stressful week, all of our normal tendencies go out the window. We start eating poorly, we stop exercising, we stop doing the self care things that help us out and would help us overcome the emotional stress we were facing. By doing all of this we suddenly add stress onto our bodies physically as well.
Our best bet is to continue to practice our self care strategies to best adapt to the emotional stress that we encounter so frequently. By making sure we are taking care of our bodies physically, the mental/emotional side of things will not be as difficult to handle when we do experience them. What most people don’t think of is how the things we do with our physical body actually have a huge impact on our overall stress levels and how we react to stress. Whenever I start to slack on taking care of myself is when I start to get stressed out about everything that’s going on in my life and around me.
One of the ways to combat stress that is never talked about is doing work on the nervous system. The nervous system is made up of the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, and all of the nerves in the body. It’s not only in charge of feeling things but more important, the body’s function 100% of the time. If our body is stuck in a state of survival mode all the time, there is no way that we’d be able to truly handle and combat stressful situations. There are a few ways to work on your nervous system and get it out of this chronic survival mode. Cold showers, ice baths, or cryotherapy are some great easy options for this along with acupuncture. What we do at The Specific Chiropractic Centers also addresses this issue.
We test the nervous system at every single visit, and if we see that it is stuck in a certain pattern we make a very specific adjustment to allow the nervous system to change out of that stuck pattern and adapt to the stress around you. This system is in charge of all the organs in our body, so if it is stuck in a survival mode and making all of the organs work a little harder, there is no doubt that our body and mind will be stressed out more than they are supposed to. This will also make it very difficult to react correctly to stressful situations.
If you find yourself always being over stressed or feel like you’re never able to really have a sense of calmness then getting your nervous system in line is probably what you need. Give us a call and we can set up a complimentary consultation to see if we can help you out!
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