Stress Addiction Cure:
to Cure Stress Addiction
you do it all - Work, run the house, raise the children, take care of the finances,
volunteer at the PTA and attend a book club? An important trend is taking place
and it doesnt bode well for women. Since the 1970s men are taking
it easier, spending more time with the family and as a result are feeling happier,
while women who used to be happier than men, have taken on more responsibilities
and as a result feel highly stressed and less happy.
today rush from activity to activity with no time for rest or relaxation. They
juggle an enormous amount of responsibility - but where is all of this pressure
coming from? The presence of stress in our lives has become so familiar that were
actually uncomfortable if we dont have it. The need many women feel to constantly
be doing something comes from within. Its an addiction and a dangerous one.
Chronic stress is an inflammatory process for both mind and body. Inflammation
begins most disease processes and exacerbates them.
have become stress-junkies. We need the adrenalin rush of accomplishment to feel
good about ourselves, Look what I can do. However, like any addiction
the root cause is a lack of control, a loss of personal power and a fundamental
unhappiness which avoids a confrontation with the self. And as you know, an addiction
requires a bigger fix each time to keep that adrenalin rush going. The cycle is
surge and crash. You feel depleted and fatigued; your immune system is compromised;
you are pessimistic and irritable and worst of all, your bad mood is contagious
to the family. Instead of acting like the calm assertive fixed point of a geometric
compass around whom the family revolves, you are scary to behold, stressed-out.
time to take back your power and turn stress into strength. If you have needed
accomplishment after accomplishment to validate your self-worth, yet have never
felt at peace or satisfied, its time to reconnect with the hidden girl within
and revel in the quiet, relaxing moments. I show you how in my original new book
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in
Life ( 9/15/ 2008, Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley).
wrote this book to liberate us from the endless to-do list which must end. We
cant keep missing the simple truths in life while trying to be so perfect,
clever and accomplished.
Be Aware of Your Own Stress Addiction
Reclaim Your Identity
to Become a Healthy Narcissist
a Healthy Body
Your Sense of Fun And Humor
will finally be cured, able to build up immunity to outside pressure and rediscover
your true core self, the hidden, free-spirited girl within before you became a
wife, a mother, a colleague at the workplace and a caregiver. Helicopter over
yourself for a change and restore the balance. Smile deeply within, I am
Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted
to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and
Spontaneity in Life, Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout and
On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction
specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She
is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB AM1240 in New
York City , produces a weekly wellness newsletter, and has been featured on radio/
TV and print media. To learn more visit: www.turnonyourinnerlight.com
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