How to Deal With Chronic Thoughts
In times of high stress, chronic thoughts can wreak havoc on our body, especially our immune system. Staying in a constant state of fight or flight can have negative effects on our body’s overall function. By focusing your mind on the present moment and noticing your current thoughts, you can relieve some of the stress you may have.
Why do we get chronic thoughts?
Stress can lead the body to stay in a state of fight or flight. This can lead to a racing mind and chronic thoughts. These thoughts can get in the way of our daily function and build up in our body. The fight or flight response leads us to have higher blood pressure and heart rate, slow down digestion and create tension in different areas of the body. The high stress levels can be experienced differently from person to person and is where chronic thoughts tend to be more noticeable. Allowing our body to recover and rest from this state will have great benefits for your mind and body.
How to lower stress levels and relieve chronic thoughts
Practicing mindfulness and breathing techniques can have a great impact on our body. It doesn’t take a lot of time and you may find a state of relaxation by focusing on and acknowledging the chronic and current thoughts. Many times, these thoughts are occurring because we have a lot of stress and tasks that we may be focusing on. Similar to adjustments, these techniques can allow our body to come out of a state of high stress. It allows the body to lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve digestive function, decrease tension, and allow us to understand our thoughts and emotions better. Try this technique daily and see how it benefits you!
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Here’s to a Better Life,
Dr. Steve Puckette