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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง

I remember the first time I felt the stress in my bodyโ€ฆ
I was about to receive chemo and I had gone through a stressful encounter with people who I care about.
As I came home I felt the stress hormones running through my body for daysโ€ฆ
It was my worst chemo session….
I felt exhausted…
For the first time in my life I felt the stress hormonesโ€ฆ
And I realised that I had been treating my body with these hormones day in day out for the last 20 plus yearsโ€ฆ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ
I could feel the stress was dragging myself down…
even more than the actual chemo…
๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ….
The chemo toxicity wasnโ€™t even close to the level of toxicity the stress produced in my bodyโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ถ๐—ปโ€ฆ.
While you think that
๐Ÿ‘‰living in stress is the only way of livingโ€ฆ
๐Ÿ‘‰you need to be stressed all the time to make s*** happenโ€ฆ.
๐Ÿ‘‰Being stressed is the definition of your worth and reality
I am here to tell you, it doesnโ€™t have to be that wayโ€ฆ
Since cancer, I have gone through many stressful situationsโ€ฆ
But I have also been using daily tools to keep on top of my stressโ€ฆ
Chances are life will keep throwing challenging things at youโ€ฆ
Thinking that you can live a life without challenges is an utopia.
๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜€โ€ฆ
If you donโ€™t do something daily to release your body and mind from itโ€ฆ
Before you know it, your whole body is covered with paper cuts.
๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ: ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ?
โžก๏ธTake time for yourself to process your thoughtsโ€ฆ
โžก๏ธCheck in with your inner self ( a little like you would check in with a friend)
โžก๏ธSet time to do something you love: read, listening to music, play an instrument, dancingโ€ฆ
The next question I can hear you asking is:
๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—œ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€?
๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—œ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜?
โœจYou get less poison been injected in your body each dayโ€ฆ.
โœจYou get more centered and less overwhelmed
โœจYou get more productive because you are not constantly running in a state of flight or fight
๐™„๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™?