How to Break the Stress Cycle

You wake up tired yet again. You can’t remember the last time you had a great night’s sleep. You have an important meeting and slam down a cup of coffee and fly out the door – only to forget your meeting notes.

Sometimes we blame things like that on getting older, when it’s really the effects of stress kicking our butt (and our memory).

Do you feel…

  • Overwhelmed with your responsibilities?
  • Pulled in different directions trying to juggle family, work, and other obligations?
  • Lost. You look in the mirror and wonder, “Who am I? I don’t even recognize this person anymore?”
  • Like you are living life for everyone else and not you?
  • That you’re not getting ahead professionally even though you are working harder and harder?
  • Powerless to shift the direction you’re headed?
  • Like your health is suffering? Do you struggle with stubborn weight gain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, migraines or more serious diseases?

These are all symptoms of chronic stress.

It’s easy to brush these off as normal in today’s world. You may feel you just have to deal with it…until you can’t anymore.

Did you know that

  • 43% of all adults have some type of health problems because of stress
  • 75% to 90% of all visits to the doctor are stress related
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) declares stress to be a hazard in the workplace
  • Stress-related conditions cost Americans over $300 billion annually
  • The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is over 50% — mainly as result of untreated stress

Statistics from WebMD

Stress can be prompted by work pressures, family or relationship tension, financial struggles, health problems, or any of the common high-stress events (i.e., loss of a loved one, divorce, moving, losing a job, etc.).

I have been through cancer four times and I FINALLY learned that my chronic stress was the biggest underlying factor in my health problems.

We are all creatures of habit and how we cope with stress can become a familiar, yet many times, unhealthy response.

Where is stress impacting you?

When you look at your current situation, where is stress impacting you the most? Are you struggling with

  • Illness, disease, or other health issues
  • Money or financial problems
  • Career or business concerns
  • Difficult relationships
  • Or personal conflicts such as feeling lost or not following your dream?

No matter where your stress comes from, the effects of chronic stress are real. Unless something changes, the struggles you identified above will only get worse.

Have you stopped to think about what stress is costing you? Are you worried about your business or career because you just can’t seem to stay focused and keep up with the work?

What is this costing you?

What’s it costing you in terms of your health? Do you have constant fatigue, or have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, or cancer?

How much money are you losing by not functioning at your best? Have you made poor decisions because you just don’t think as clearly as you once did?

If what you’ve been doing is not relieving your stress, then it’s time for a change.  We often think that our stress is caused by work or from our family dynamics. 

Situations can definitely trigger our stress reactions, but there’s a deeper reason you feel stressed all the time. What if you could discover the ROOT cause of your stress?

And once you knew that, would you like to learn a technique to release that fear, worry, anxiety, and panic that stem from that underlying root cause?

Click the button below to learn how to break this devastating cycle.

If you are ready to explore how to make some simple, but powerful changes, click the button to request your “10 Steps to Break the Stress Cycle” checklist now. 

Donna J Davis, Certified Health and Life Coach