“How stressed am I, from day to day?”
The purpose for this week’s poll (click here to participate) isn’t about determining whose got it worse, or some weird self-pitying competition. It’s an opportunity to face the reality many of us have chosen to ignore, either out of convenience or necessity. According to research from polls and studies, Americans rarely acknowledge the stress we are feeling until physical symptoms surface. Even still, unless these symptoms directly interfere with our day to day lives, we usually ignore these signals and push on.
Got No Time For Problems
“What else can we do?” We’ve all got responsibilities and we can’t just stop doing what we are doing. In a very real way, we’ve begun to believe that stress is something we can’t afford to acknowledge. Admitting we are dealing with stress isn’t “wimpy”, nor does it make us “cry-babies”. It’s a real medical condition, and it’s your body’s way of alerting you that it’s being overtaxed in a way that will cause it harm. There’s a list by The American Institute of Stress of “50 Common Signs of Symptoms of Stress”. Looking through the list, I pulled 10 stress related symptoms which I know my family, or I have felt in the last few weeks. Just below I have included an illustration that shows how cumulative stress can affect us physically as well.
- Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
- Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms
- Chest pain, palpitations, rapid pulse
- Depression, frequent or wild mood swings
- Increased anger, frustration, hostility
- Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness
- Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams
- Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness
- Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue
- Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use
As much as I want to say ‘I can’t afford to acknowledge my stress’ because of my responsibilities and because I have people depending on me, I have to admit that I can’t afford to ignore these byproducts of stress for the very same reasons. So what do I do? Therapy, pick up a sport, start taking mood disorder pharmaceuticals? I haven’t the time for the first two, and I’ve heard too many horror stories of the latter.
Recognizing Ourselves as a System that is Being Overburdened
I am a huge fan of seeing things as systems, or sets of systems. Our body is one large system containing hundreds of thousands of systems, all overlapping, engaging, and interfering with each other. All systems have a common principle; something goes in, some operation occurs, and something comes out.
When we start feeling stress and its many uncomfortable symptoms, it is because our system has been compromised. Any part may have become faulty; not enough energy, bad diet, not enough sleep, or muscles not getting enough recovery. When people say stress is cumulative, it’s more accurate to say the glitches and hiccups of our systems are adding up, causing more and more errors and getting more imbalanced.
Our system is so incredibly complex that doctors have to prescribe a dozen pills because they can’t accurately diagnose where in the system a problem has developed. They blanket the entire system with chemical compounds hoping the systems that need the compound can stabilize, but it doesn’t restore balance because the WHOLE system is exposed to the drug, not just the part that needed it.
What Can CBD Do For Stress?
Due to the undesirable side effects, or even addictions that result from some prescription medication, people have begun transitioning from pharmaceuticals to hemp extract CBD for managing their stress. The difference? First, there is not tolerance build up for CBD. You don’t have to take more and more CBD to feel the same effect. No more popping two, three, and eventually four pills to feel the effect you felt from just one pill eight months ago.
Secondly, it’s not some weird chemical or compound your body treats as a foreign body that needs to be purged. Your liver and kidneys are not being overworked like when you are taking lots of pharmaceuticals. Even ibuprofen taken for longer than just 10 days can cause serious kidney and stomach digestions issues. This is stated on their own labels!
And lastly, people are switching to CBD because it works. For a long time people thought it was THC, the psychoactive compound that makes a person ‘high’, that was responsible for plants in the cannabis family helping relieving stress. The research shows that it was actually the cannabinoids (CBD) that provided relief for those experiencing stressful symptoms, not just the THC.
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Article by Willy Workman
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