I am, by nature, a worrier, highly anxious, and continuously analyzing my surroundings. I always try to stay one step ahead of any situation. I want to be in control, because if I’m not, I fear that things will not be done right. I take on too much.
Now, it seems, that this stress and worry is actually taking a toll on my health. Have you heard of such a thing? Well, the Today show was talking about it, and their story seemed to confirm things my doctor has been telling me for the past year. Could it be true that stress and worry can take such a toll on your body?
This article seems to hit the nail on the head for me. Another source of proof that maybe my doctor might be onto something here. Wow! Who knew?
When I went for a run last March, I almost passed out. Now, mind you, I am a runner. Not hardcore, but not a beginner. I know my body’s limits, and know what I need to do before and after a run. I was about 2.5 miles into my run, and I instantly became lightheaded. My heart was pounding, and I was dizzy. I was on a side street and was sure I was going down. I walked back to my car, after sitting for a while. I was in a panic after that. What was wrong with me? This had NEVER happened to me before. My doctor ran several tests, and even made me wear a heart monitor for a whole month. Everything came back normal, and all he could tell me was to stop being so stressed.
My question is, how do you “stop stressing?” What can I do? It’s frustrating, really. Maybe I’ll go worry about it for a while 😉