Stress and anxiety are two conditions that everyone will experience at times in their life. Some at a very young age.

Understanding more about them could help dealing, accepting, moving on and dispersing the fear that surrounding them especially anxiety.

It is important to recognise the symptoms as the alarm system of the body, as it lets us know when our internal environment needs our attention. Learning the signs and understanding what they mean is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health.

We should welcome our symptoms and listen to their message as soon as possible (in the acute stage) so they don’t become louder (chronic).

Wikipidia describes stress as “a cause, an effect, or the process connecting the two” and anxiety as “a normal reaction to stressor” that in balance “may help an individual to deal with a demanding situation by prompting them to cope with it. However, when anxiety becomes overwhelming, it may fall under the classification of an anxiety disorder” . In other words, it will cause uncomfortable feelings in the body and affect our mental state.

We will all experience times in our lives where there is more pressure coming at us from the outside. At times, when we are strong and feeling good, this pressure does not cause us any problems, we deal with the situations calmly or at least efficiently and move on. It is when our internal environment is out of balance or when there are long periods of intense stress from the outside that the body’s core strength is demolished, affecting both our physical and mental wellbeing and resulting in anxiety.

OK, so it is the balance between the external and the internal, removing the cause to affect the effect finding the balance between rest (to re-charge the body) and activity (to move the energy).

Here are some ideas of what you could do to re-find your peace:

…find out about the right food to eat and which supplement, homeopathic remedies and herbal remedies can help. Read More

…use one of the talking therapies to help you find solutions. Find our here

…have acupuncture to restore the harmony between the internal and the external.

…go to a talk that will help you understand something new about yourself, life the universe. Go to Gaia’s free talks calendar

…getting a good night sleep. Read this article…

Whatever your situation, there is so much you can do to move forward with it, life is a long chain of events that come your way to teach you something new. Don’t be scared, take the opportunity and learn even if the lesson is sometimes annoyingly hard!

It is said very simply and beautifully by Pena Chodron “Nothing goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”.

As always, contact us if you need to know more.

Warm wishes

PS: The information provided is to be used at your own choice and risk. If in doubt, for chronic conditions and when taking other medications always consult a professional health practitioner or your doctor. Always read the instruction on the pack and follow them carefully.