No one’s had stress this year, right?? LOL.
Judging by the 48% increase of suicide in rural areas and 34% increase of suicide in cities this year, I would say this year has been an extraordinary year for stress and we have faced stressors we’ve never faced before.
And the holidays are right around the corner.
What do we do? How do we handle this so we can stay as healthy as possible?
General Stress or Conflict Activity?
First, determine if you have generalized stress or if you are conflict active with a biological program. (Not sure what this means? Check out this short video.)
Stress and conflict activity look a lot alike:
The difference between the two is that generalized stress isn’t unexpected and it builds slowly.
With a conflict shock, one of the discoveries Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer made, you experience an unexpected event which shocks your nervous system and turns on a biological program (known more commonly as "diseases") to help you survive.
You generally don’t know definitively which you have UNTIL the issue has resolved and you then have a healing phase (which is known as “being sick”). Then you realize you’ve been conflict active.
Realize, too, that you can be conflict active for months and think you’re just stressed. Either way, the actions you can take to reduce the toll these take on your body and health, are the same for generalized stress AND conflict activity.
1. Increase your awareness of yourself: when do you feel distress, even for one second, in your day?
2. Observe yourself as you feel the feelings that arise. What can you do in that moment to create a shift for your mind?
3. Can you reframe the situation?
Do your best with this knowing you won't get it 100% at the beginning. With practice, it gets much easier.
“I’m so glad my kids are enjoying each others company.”
And then organize an activity for them, or join them in a game of kickball in the yard for 15 mins before you retreat to a task you need to complete.
“I’m calling my senator’s office and letting them know how I feel so I can feel empowered that I’ve been heard.”
Then call their office and voice your concerns. Know that you’ve done all you can do….until the next election.
“Hey, kids, let’s Facetime with Grandma and Grandpa!”
Remind yourself you have the power and ability to reach out and connect and focus on this instead of how long it’s been since you saw your loved ones in person.
In each circumstance, you have observed, rather than operated on autopilot, spinning out of control, and you have then taken positive and proactive steps down downgrade your stress or conflict active phase.
You will find that your stress levels AND your conflict active phases are lessened which is advantageous for your overall health & vitality.
Give this a try and let me know the results!