How do you deal with your stress? Do you internalize it? Do you take it out on other people? Every time we turn around, there seems to be some incident or another that warrants our undivided attention. Every piece of bad news, argument, or inconvenience can bubble up and spill out toxic waste. If you haven’t realized by now, I have more issues than I can count. I tend to internalize my stress and push down on my emotions. They eventually jump out and whoever is around at that time will get the short end of the stick. Sometimes they deserve it and sometimes they don’t. I’m realizing how unhealthy that is, whether the person deserved it or not that’s not healthy.
According to heathline.com, stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Your central nervous system (CNS) is in charge of your “fight or flight” response.
This is more than just being upset and needing to calm down. At this point the stress is chronic and if it’s not dealt with properly, you will mess your body up. Find some better ways to release your stress or your body will do it for you! Exercise is a great way to get some pent up frustration out. Running, kick boxing, yoga, or even going for a nice walk. If you write, sing, or play an instrument that would also be a great way to get all of that out. Take up knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, etc, basically whatever you need to do. Don’t just sit on your stress waiting for it to go away, find a way to deal with it!
This has been a rough couple of months. I’m trying to deal with a lot right now and I didn’t even realize I was holding onto so much. It’s a shame when your body has to tell you that you’re too stressed out. I’m trying to take a step back, breathe, and deal with it. And yes I trust God with everything in me, it’s just that the human (flesh) side of me gets too anxious. I have to deal with her while I’m waiting and sometimes she’s too much to handle. I’ve realized that a lot of my vices and things that I turned to will no longer work for me. It’s forcing me to rely on the love of God that’s brought me this far.