We have all been taught that stress is a silent killer. Stress can cause depression, anxiety, health problems and can cause our lives to spiral out of control by becoming dependent upon both drugs and alcohol. I know that many of us do not know how to say, no.
We allow others to place their overflowing demands upon us making us believe that we are like the energizer bunny. We keep doing and doing…Having super powers would be great if it was at all possible. Even a Genie in a bottle has limitations.
You are only allowed three wishes. We are humans and not robots…computers crash all the time and we will crash to if we do not learn to set healthy boundaries and limitations. We all need to allow our bodies time to relax and recharge. We cannot be everything to everyone all of the time. We have to take time out for ourselves and do what makes us happy.
People pleasing will cause you to flatline, for your heart can only do so much. It needs help and somethings we need help as well. There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for help when it is needed.
Our personal lives are not the only areas that we need to set both boundaries and limitations. Work is another area where stress can be added to our lives. Trying to meet unrealistic expectations and deadlines. Having to do the job of to many men, you are just one person. Going to work everyday in fear of losing your job or being retaliated against for standing up for what is right.
No one should have to endure this but it is happening everyday in the workplace. Although, they say employees have rights, do they really? Retaliation is not an easy thing to prove because it is done so solemnly and who is going to say that they witnessed this? “Put my neck on the line for you,” so that I can lose my job as well? What do you do? Who do you turn to?
My mother use to always say, “Stay a child as long as you can,” but so many children are at a far greater risk at flatling than an adult. Many children are burden with so many responsibilities that they are not yet equipped to understand, yet carry. We wonder why they are so in a rush to grow-up!
Like the saying goes, “ You can chose your friends but you cannot chose your family.” We do not have a choice in which family we are born into…we cannot chose our parents. We wonder why the children have attention disorders…is it really a behavioral issue or is it that they are tired, mentally, physically, and emotionally?
Whatever the case maybe, we are all at risk because stress is not something that we can wish away. Unfortunately, we have to find away of coping with it or it is going to cause us to flatline. Finding healthy ways of coping with stress will lead to positive results.
Always, always distant yourself from negative people, situations, and environments as often as possible.
Remember, “ Garbage in, Garbage out.”
Written by: -L.J. 01/01/2019