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Feeling Overwhelmed? Why It Needs to Stop.

March 30, 2016

Are you feeling overwhelmed? I’m not surprised.

Your life is like most Canadians.

Do laundry, hit the gym, answer emails, work 10 hours, socialize over drinks, get groceries, spend time with family or friends, wind down, and do it all over again.

Does this sound like your life?

If you’re rushing through life and are feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone.

People nowadays are what I like to call, ‘professional jugglers.’ They seem to be doing way too much, spreading themselves way too thin, and battling all sorts of health issues as a result.

Here are common symptoms that ‘professional jugglers’ experience:

  • anxiety
  • heart palpitations
  • ]low libido
  • insomnia
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • always getting sick (poor immunity)

These symptoms don’t surprise me.

After all, most people are running on an empty gas tank, trying to juggle work, health, home life, and relationships.

If this sounds all too familiar, I’m going to be the one to tell you that it’s time to slow down.

Ask yourself what’s truly important to you?

What are your short-term and long-term goals?

Do your actions support these goals?

Professional juggling may be all that you know, but before your health takes a hit, it’s time to take a step back and ask yourself …. “are you addicted to being busy?”

Wouldn’t you agree that this type of fast-paced lifestyle is draining, exhausting, and unnecessary?

If you continue down this road, burnout syndrome, also termed adrenal fatigue, may be in your future.

I’m sure you don’t want to wait for a diagnosis when you have the power to change …. TODAY!

Let me explain adrenal fatigue.

Basically, during stressful situations, the hormones cortisol and adrenalin are released. In caveman days, adrenalin was helpful, especially during the “fight or flight” stress response when being chased by a lion.

However, in the 21st century, these hormones are released way too often, which causes serious health problems.

Modern stressors such as toxic relationships, endless errands, to-do lists, working long hours and a poor diet cause the adrenal glands to burnout and essentially shut-down.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, sleep may become restless, libido may decline, and mood rings change color (way too often).

Two thumbs down for adrenal fatigue – a commonly diagnosed health condition.

If you recognize the need for change but are not sure where to begin – start with baby steps.

Make a list of all the things that you have on the go and then circle the ones that are NOT supportive of your health and life goals.

Start thinking about letting these go and use the extra time to nurture your mind and body.

Do yoga, practice meditation, make nutritious foods, and take your vitamins.

Re-think your on-the-go lifestyle before your gas tank runs out of gas.

Trust me, adrenal fatigue is no fun to end up with and as you know, prevention is the best medicine.

So, if you’re waking up with a rapid heartbeat in the middle of the night, passing on sex with your sweetheart, or breaking down into tears for no particular reason, it’s time to stop juggling and re-gain control of what’s most important – your health!

Without your health, nothing else matters.

Happy Healing!

 

Dr.Sara Celik
Dr. Sara Celik is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and is the Spokesperson for Renew Life Canada. She is a leader in the health and wellness industry and is regularly featured as a sought-after expert on television programs and in health publications. Dr. Sara carries over 15 years experience and her private practice and work in the community is focused on digestive health, detoxification, and clinical nutrition.
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