Signs I was living with Chronic Stress
The signs of chronic stress show up in many ways. It’s only as I look back on that period in my life that I realise all the warning signs were there.
I’d recently moved to Australia from the UK and was adjusting to a very different work culture. I had started to experience regular migraines and problems sleeping. Many nights I was either struggling to get to sleep or I would wake during the night stressing about the day ahead. I was experiencing anxiety at work. Over time my weight increased, and I was regularly suffering from digestive problems like IBS. Emotionally I was moody, and I began to feel depressed.
Thankfully I had found an outlet to manage my wellbeing, I was attending yoga classes a couple of times per week, and I was noticing how good this made me feel.
Things came to a head for me one day when I visited the doctor for an unrelated problem. He told me I was 10kg overweight, my blood pressure was high due to work stress, and that I should be on tablets. This was the moment when everything changed for me.
My wellbeing became my priority. I made some huge changes in my life, including leaving my career.
The techniques I’m about to share with you continue to help me manage stress and bring calmness to my mind.
You can read more about my personal journey using this link.