Listening to Your Body Before Stress Strikes

Everyone today has turned into a multitasker. You lead a busy life and are juggling a career, a home and children and probably more. Finding time for yourself does not happen very often and this can lead to increased stress levels.
As much as you want to take care of your family you need to pay attention to yourself. Women in particular are very bad about putting themselves first. Instead they provide for their husband and their children and run around like crazy trying to fit housework and shopping into the picture.
This scenario can actually last for years until you feel totally burned out. Typically this happens around the time your children leave home and you do have time alone. By this time your stress levels can be huge and physical signs of stress are showing.
One day you wake up and realize how stressed out you are and it can be difficult to get out of this situation. You may have gained weight and your health may not be the best. What you need to do is take action before things become really bad.
If you are feeling down and depressed then taking the time for a hot bath is a wonderful way to rejuvenate your body. Why not treat yourself to some new clothes and a hair do.
Now is also the time to think about your health. Start going for a walk a couple of times each week. This can be alone or with your spouse. Whether you go by yourself or not you want to concentrate on the sights and sounds as you walk. This has shown to be a great way to relax and refresh yourself.
Men can also be dealing with stress issues around the same time. Your children are grown up and you donÕt have to provide for them anymore. This can leave some men feeling dejected and with no aim in life anymore.
Instead you want to see this in a positive light. You have raised your children and now you deserve some time for you. Start to make plans and goals for your retirement and enjoy your new found freedom.
If you let stress creep into your life your health can be put in jeopardy. For both men and women your body will be going through enough changes that donÕt need to be compounded by additional stress.
Dealing with stress at any age is difficult but as you age stress can be more dangerous and cause major heart attacks. Listen to your body and take action before it is too late.

Glen Murdoch

Glen Murdoch is the founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College. He has a long history of working with Athletes and Teams as a Performance Coach and Analyst and has developed Australia's number 1 Life Coaching College.