Stress has been labeled the silent killer and can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat.
The human body is made to have stress and react to it. Stress for evolutionary reasons in the proper amounts is positive. It helps in keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger.
By in today’s busy world stress often becomes negative. It continues to buildup without relief and can lead to a condition called distress.
Distress can cause physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping and worse.
Stress has been labeled the silent killer and can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat
Stress also has people using alcohol, tobacco, or drugs to try to relieve it.
But as we know, instead of relieving the stress and returning the body to a relaxed state, these substances only keep the body in a stressed state and actually exacerbate the problems.
#2 Wellness Thieve: SEDENTARY
Too much time sitting on our butts may be bad news for our health.
You are no doubt reading this article while reclining in a chair. And, if you are like most computer users, you have been there for a spell.
If you take into account how much you sit in a total day: driving back and forth to work, an eight hour day at a job where you sit a good deal of the time, and then of course relaxing and unwinding on the couch watching TV, and then add in time at the computer- this adds up to some serious hours.
This all adds up to what is now called: sitting disease- a more interesting label for a sedentary lifestyle.
This is putting your health at risk.
#3 Wellness Thieve: Fixed Mindset
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has a book out called “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”
It is about the power of our beliefs, both conscious and unconscious, and how altering them can have huge impact on almost every part of our lives.
Most of the beliefs we have about ourselves, Dweck found in her research, has to do with how we look at and embody what we consider to be our personality.
A fixed mindset says that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static in nature. That we can not alter them in any significant way, and that success is the cause innate talents and intelligence.
Furthermore, the assessment of how those fixed gifts measure up against an equally fixed standard makes maintaining of success and avoiding failure the striving for a goal.
The growth mindset lives for challenge. It sees failure not as evidence of lacking in something but as a feedback for growth and for learning and growing our natural abilities.
The growth mindset, on the other hand, lives for challenge.
It sees failure not as evidence of lacking in something but as a feedback for growth and for learning and growing our natural abilities.
Out of these two different mindsets, which we tact to from an early age, garners a god deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both the professional and personal realms, and even more importantly some would argue, our ability for happiness.