Stress

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Stress.    

We’ve all been there. Done that. Bought the t-shirt. 

It’s a part of life. 

Kids get sick. Job lay-offs happen. Loved ones die. Mundane responsibilities of life get overwhelming. Life gets too busy for fun.

It’s during those times, which may be chronic, we usually reach for ways to somehow pamper ourselves. 

Pamper (verb) to treat with extreme or excessive care and attention (Merriam-Webster dictionary)

We rationalize, "Life’s been hard. I deserve a break. I deserve to be pampered. It's okay. Everyone will understand. No one will care if I dig into a huge bowl of ice-cream and hot fudge. I’ll skip exercise and do whatever I want. Forget health. When life gets easier, I’ll focus on it again.”

STOP! 

WAKE-UP AND BUST THE LIES!

 

It’s in moments like these that “excessive care and attention” are required the most!  

It’s in times of stress that excellent nutrition, exercise and rejuvenation are crucial to restore optimal health and well-being.

Excellent nutrition will nourish the cells with much needed micronutrients, minerals and phytochemicals. 

Exercise will oxygenize and rejuvenate the mind and entire body. 

An empty stomach will cleanse toxins and provide deep, restorative rest.

Let’s wake up to reality. Let’s make the choice to pamper our bodies with kindness during times of stress. 

A body under stress deserves the best of care possible.

Let’s shine the light into the deep crevices of our thoughts and expose the lies that hold us captive.

Do we pamper our bodies with the best of care during times of stress?

The truth will set us free.

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David - October 23, 2009 4:04 PM

Amen to that!

Eating a bowl of ice cream may be easier than exercise, but exercise goes so much further towards relieving stress and generating positivity.

Matt Stone - October 23, 2009 4:24 PM

I've found with nutritional excellence that the whole concept of stress falls by the wayside. I am calm and no longer respond to situations with irrationality. With stable blood sugar I maintain an even keel attitude that doesn't fall into pitfalls of mental/emotional turmoil. Without addictive substances in my life all the receptor sites for my neurotransmitters are open and keep me sane, rational, and balanced. Because of these experiences, I've come to believe that the majority of stress is imaginary. It's not the situation that causes stress, but a person' reaction to a situation that causes stress - which once again puts all the emphasis on our physiological state of being.

Sally - October 23, 2009 6:34 PM

Hi Emily
I have at times fallen victim to the mentality of what's one day of stress eating or skipping a workout but fortunately it's short lived because I feel so much better working out and eating a nutrient dense diet!

Brenda Boro - October 24, 2009 2:50 PM

Thank you for your inspiration Emily!

Cindy Marsch - October 26, 2009 3:27 PM

Emily, your Transformation site and your posts here have been such an inspiration to me, and I'm on the journey now myself, two weeks in. I'm putting a link to your site (I've already cited Dr. F's site) on my own journey blog, nutritarianrecipes.blogspot.com . Thank you!

Emily Boller - October 26, 2009 6:01 PM

S - sticky situations
T - tension
R - restlessness
E - extreme fatigue from
S - sleepless nights beyond our control
S - schedules out of whack

Pamper with health.

Provide the body with the best of care.

Bumps in the road of life happen.

This too shall pass.

Move on in freedom and optimal health!

aunt cia - October 26, 2009 10:10 PM

Emily, I appreciated this post. Have been under alot of stress lately and feel that I just needed to hear what you had to say.

Emily Boller - October 27, 2009 12:29 PM

All the best to everyone in the journey to optimal health!

I love what someone wrote recently on drfuhrman.com members' center that the best REVENGE to stress is to choose to be happy and healthy ~ now that's something we can ALL do!

brenda - October 31, 2009 9:00 PM

I'd like to know how to make the chili and vegetable soup? Sounds good! Thanks!

Jeri @godsdreamsforme - August 19, 2010 7:37 PM

Oh this is awesome!!! Love that swift kick in the butt right about now. Thank you for sharing.

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