We know you’re already aware, but we are facing unprecedented times. From a global pandemic, to civil unrest, to economic distress, it’s no wonder we’re all facing heaps of unwelcomed stress. From day-to-day, we may think we’ve got it all under control, but as the days turn into weeks, which turn into months, things begin to inadvertently pile up, wreaking havoc on our mental and physical health.
You may have heard that you are your own best advocate and nothing could be more true when it comes to overall health and wellness. You know your body, you know your limits and you may be hearing the warnings and signs of distress, but you’re choosing to ignore them. This is your wake-up call. Don’t go another day ignoring what your body is trying to tell you. Here are a few ways it’s trying to speak to you:
Nervousness and scaring easily
Lack of motivation
Frequent colds or illness
Lack of interest in things you once loved
Inability to make decisions
Changes in appetite
Increased heart rate
Indigestion or acid reflux symptoms
Changes in libido
An increase in blood pressure (which can be silent)
If you are experiencing any of the above changes, be sure to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. Often just recognizing that things might be “off” is enough to make changes to one’s regular lifestyle and habits, but it never hurts to meet with a healthcare professional who can offer compassion and direction. So today, take some time to tune in and really listen.