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Finding Balance in Life to Improve Your Health

By Rachel Shouse

Life seems to equal chaos periodically. We've all been stressed and/or felt burnt out at some point. These feelings are going to happen to everyone and though they should handle their situation in a way that works for them, there are a few tricks that could work for many. Those being identifying your stressors, learning how they're impacting your life, and implementing changes. 

Identifying Your Stressors

If you've been feeling overwhelmed and overworked, it's time to evaluate what, exactly, is making you feel this way. Some could feel stressed by their children, marriage, job, housework, renovation, the sky's the limit. The important part is to figure out where the stress is coming from. 

A lot of people struggle with identifying their feelings and/or where they're coming from. Sometimes you may just feel sad, irritable, confused, unmotivated, etc. That's normal, but if it's happening on a regular basis or if you notice a pattern, it's time to talk to someone. Talking to a professional could very easily help you figure out where the problem(s) are coming from. Sometimes hearing someone validate how you're feeling is really beneficial. 

How Your Stressors Are Impacting Your Life

We all respond to stress differently. Some may display anger, while others may seem sad or shut down. You probably know how you respond to stress. Learning how your problems are impacting your health and everyday life is a great motivator when change is needed. 

Stress can cause an insurmountable amount of symptoms. You could develop hives, headaches, heightened blood pressure, anxiety, the list goes on. If you feel you're already displaying physical and/or mental symptoms, you should talk to your doctor. Don't fret about what they're going to think of you or any other mean lies our heads make up when it comes to difficult situations. 

Changes That Will Help You

Some stress is removable. You may have a job that you might not need or you might not need to work as much as you do. You may be expecting yourself to juggle your marriage, home, children, family, friends, etc., all by yourself. In reality, you just need to ask for some help or leeway. Talking to your boss or spouse may feel daunting. Nobody wants to feel like they've failed. Know that those who love you don't see this as a failure. You just need some help.

When life gets crazy, it's time to prioritize. You worry about your first priority and put as much focus as you can on that. Same with the rest of them. You'll probably notice that being mindful of what you're doing throughout the day could provide some much needed relief.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avon, Ohio.

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