Posted by Golden on August 18th, 2010


Depression, anxiety attacks, hypochonriasis, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, insomnia, these are all names given to overstress. In the past each of these was thought to be a disease in and of itself. We now know that these are not diseases in and of itself but may be a result of feel good hormones breaking down. The great breakthrough of the 1990?s is the understanding of hoe all these works.



The biggest mistake you can make in handling stress is using pick-me-ups to boost your feel good hormones while continuing to pile on the stress. What you should do is? stop using the pick-me-up?s lower your stress level and give your body a chance to re-balance itself. Then you can achieve balance, feel well and stay well. Simply put, overstress is treated by reducing your stress load. Here is a way to reduce your stress load.


If you suffer from overstress, you have disrupted the function of your body clock. Re-setting your body clock is vital if you are to feel well, sleep well and wake up feeling refreshed. Give yourself a definite wake up time and sleep time. This sets a frame of reference for your body clock. It will take two to three weeks to synchronize your body clock to your schedule. So stick to your schedule.


If after 45 minutes in bed you have fallen asleep, get up and read a book or do something around the house. Sooner or later you will feel sleepy and fall asleep. Keep putting yourself to bed every night at your bedtime. As you reduce your stress levels, your body clock will begin working.


If your work requires you to work varying shifts, however you may have difficulty in getting your body clock to match your shift. When properly synchronizes your body clock tells you when to sleep after your work and tells you when to be awake. If you are overstressed you must avoid ?shift work?. If you do ?shift work?, try and work at least three weeks at each shift before rotating to a new one.


Those who do long distance air traveling will be familiar with the condition known as ?jet lag?. During a jet lag, all your body rhythms are out of synchronization with your local time zone. If you are over stressed avoid inter time zone traveling. But if you change zones try and wait at least three weeks between trips before traveling.




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