Repetitive strain in the mind can be much harder to spot as the symptoms tend to be more vague.
General fatigue, irritability and headaches are some of the more commonly known signs, but there are also signs that are not so immediately obvious. Overeating, increased alcohol consumption and insomnia can also be signals, but because they tend to be associated with everyday behaviours (everyone has difficulty sleeping from time to time) they are often dismissed as just a hazard of everyday life. This all tends to be accompanied by a general feeling that things just aren’t “right”.
And this is the biggest problem. Mental repetitive strain tends not to be taken notice of until it’s too late. By the time most people take action they are in the full blown throes of systemic anxiety (repeat being anxious enough and the body habitualises it and starts to produce symptoms automatically) and the mental repetitive strain is now taking its toll on their life and health.
Does this describe you? Take a moment to pay attention to your body. How are you feeling right now? Are you holding any tension? How do you feel when you eat?
Our unconscious is talking to us all the time. We simply aren’t listening. And so it begins to shout. And we still don’t listen.
The problem is that we simply don’t realise anything is wrong in the first place. And have no idea what to do about it anyway.
Fortunately there is an answer...
There is one simple adjustment that everyone can make immediately which will help reduce anxiety permanently.
Which I will discuss in the next post.