NEW!  Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Struggling on the job? Here’s help!
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NEW! Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Struggling on the job? Here’s help!

BY Camille Gallinger, CN Thursday, 17 May 2018

By Camille Gallinger, CN

Anxiety is rising.  Frustrations are high and tears are flowing. 
“Is your body beginning to show the signs of constant struggle after “too much” multi-tasking and “too many” obligations?  Maybe you’re waking up several times throughout the night or having difficulty falling asleep because you can’t “turn your brain off”.  If you are a woman, overstimulation and the resulting chronic anxiety may be negatively affecting your hormonal balance.  If you are a man, you may be noticing muscle atrophy and weight loss happening at an unhealthy rate.
 

The demands on your time and talents, deadlines and the uncertainties of life (job security, family, relationships) keep you distracted and tired, full of worry, discouragement, and maybe even fear.  Even if you love what you do, you can inadvertently take on too much and find yourself spent.  Without energy, you may not be able to practice the kind of self-care you really want to practice. 
 
I spoke with a client last week who, after being overloaded with excess work pressures, described himself as being wound tighter than ever.  He notices that he catches colds more frequently than he ever used to and that recovery from them is no longer quick.  Instead, colds linger for weeks.   This is understandable in light of all the chronic stress and pressure.  If you can relate, it is time to take several steps to simplify and refresh your life so that you can enjoy life and vitality again.
 
In this new blog series, we are going to go step by step towards revitalizing your lifestyle and releasing habits that may be adding to the overload and to your sense of overwhelm.  The last thing any of us want is to have our self-care regimen sabotaged by behaviors that keep us stuck in unending stress.
 
To help you kick off step 1 towards courageous self-care, I am going to ship three copies of the excellent book How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price to three readers who comment first on the struggle with overload and the need to courageously make changes, beyond nutrition,  that enhance health and lifestyle.  This book will not require you give up your cell phone but rather encourage one to use it in a healthier way and take a break from it and other technology from time to time.  It will take courage but the outcome will be worth it. This investment of energy in your lifestyle will go a long way in helping you to release pressure that may be sabotaging your efforts to recover your vitality.
Go to the site at www.thinkvitality.com and write to me in the comments section!
 

Wisdom source: A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13 NIV

Comments (4)

  • Kat

    19 May 2018 at 18:27 |
    So grateful for this topic series! Society has placed too much value on being "active," focusing on maintaining social media statuses, which contributes to our electonic addiction and overwhelm. The constant drive to "go, go, go" hijacks our hormonal systems and prevents us from being able to relax. I can't wait for the lessons and challenging myself to focus on my whole body vitality! Thank you, Camille, for the care and vitality you bring to the world.

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    • Camille Gallinger, CN

      19 May 2018 at 23:57 |
      Agreed! Society has placed too much value on being digitally active and contributed to electronic addiction and overwhelm. Well said. I'm grateful to be of help and write this courageous self-care series!
      I hope you enjoy the book!

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  • Hope Thornton

    19 May 2018 at 00:48 |
    You always offer so much insight, Mrs. Camille! Thank you for caring for others enough to help us learn to take care of ourselves. It’s easy to become overloaded these days, I know I stay that way often. Our culture now is obsessed with their cellphones, I can’t imagine what a break from it would be like! Putting it away before laying down to go to bed would probably help significantly in falling asleep and getting more restful/efficient sleep. I’m sure there are several ways to give yourself a break from your phone, and the outcome would definitely be worth it. Thanks for your posts, Mrs. Camille!

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    • Camille Gallinger, CN

      19 May 2018 at 09:39 |
      It is my pleasure! I hope you enjoy exploring the creative ways you can give yourself a break from the cellphone. Be sure to let me know how refreshed you feel!
      Thanks for posting.

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