What’s in it for me? Understand why stress is so detrimental to your health.
What would you do if a friend called to tell you she was in excruciating pain that left her unable to walk? Would you call her weak and tell her to just shrug it off? Or would you insist that she go to the hospital – and perhaps even take her there yourself?
Most likely, you’d take the latter approach. But what if the tables were turned, and you were the one experiencing that same severe pain?
Many of us like to maintain that we’re strong, even indestructible. We convince ourselves that we can handle any amount of physical or emotional pain, either by repressing it, ignoring it, or fussing over other people’s problems instead.
But this approach simply doesn’t work. It endangers our health, and it masks our inner weaknesses. By denying our problems, we avoid addressing them. Our bodies repeatedly tell us no, yet we refuse to listen – until it’s too late. It’s high time we confronted the underlying causes of our illnesses and took back control of our health.
In these blinks, you’ll learn
- how trauma can warp your “gut feelings;”
- why people with ALS are so nice; and
- the reason it’s good to think negatively sometimes.