One of the effects of stress is muscle tension, and some people tend to hold their stress in certain parts of their bodies, such as shoulders, neck, or back.
Think of the brain and mind as two different entities. When brain is left ungoverned by the mind, then you are in a state of autopilot. At such times, you are more likely to be rigid and to behave from old, familiar emotions and thoughts.
Generally, when people talk about caffeine, they’re talking about caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda. But caffeine is also found in chocolate and foods that use chocolate or coffee as flavorings, including ice cream and yogurt.
To help you determine your current level of stress, answer the following questions based on the past six months. Keep a tally of the number of points for each yes answer.
The New Year brings an opportunity to evaluate how you’re really doing. It’s time to analyze your own life and habits, and determine specific changes that need to be made to achieve more healthful results.
Are you getting on with your life with courage and enthusiasm, knowing that somehow you will fulfill your dreams, or have you all but thrown in the towel? Your answers reflect how you see yourself today but they also may suggest that you are still believing and living out too many of the lies your life script may have been feeding you.
GAD isn’t a single bad day or even a bad week; it’s an ongoing state of worry, concern, and heightened anxiety over everyday events for six months or more. It’s constant worry about what if, what could with no discernible solution, no end, and no peace.