Are you an emotional eater? When you’re feeling stressed, do you find yourself ordering pizza? When something sad happens, do you drown your grief in sugar? A majority of people deal with the challenges of life by turning to their favorite comfort foods which can lead to a vicious cycle of more emotions, more eating, more emotions, more eating.
We live in a 24/7/365 world. Many of us work more than one job, have families to raise, and burn the candle at both ends most days. When we have a moment to ourselves, we typically park our butts in front of some kind of digital screen and zone out with social media. But is this really self-care? Hardly!
Solving any problem requires clear thinking and an ability to take action. The problem is, that when financial burdens cause a person to become anxious and depressed, they live in an emotional state that makes it almost impossible to solve their financial problems.
Whether it’s a bully for a boss, a horrific commute, mounting bills, or problems in your marriage, stress is a part of life we really can’t get away from. But there are things we can do to eliminate the effects of stress on our minds and body.
Exercise will produce chemicals in your brain that will help elevate your mood and decrease your stress or tension, which will provide some relief for your anxiety. Exercise will also help you sleep. Not only will the physical exertion improve the quality of your sleep, it will help insure you’re able to sleep without interruption.
Caregiver burnout happens when a person has become physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted from the stress and burden of caring for a loved one. These people often feel completely alone, unsupported and unappreciated. Get someone in your corner and share your burden. This will help you breathe, feel better, and get your strength back.
Self-care is complex. Anyone can tell you to do it, but only you can bestow the gift of self-care onto yourself. A lack of self-care can lead to increased irritability. Leaving this unchecked can result in personal and professional relationships being negatively affected.