So, you wonder if “stress” can bring on a flare? HA! Take my word for it, it can indeed!
After an unusually stressful 6-7 days, I woke up this morning with a killer headache, pains down the back of my neck and an overall feeling of exhaustion.
I thought it might subside as the day went on, but here we are at 4:00 and the walk, the fresh air and the flat white did not have the positive effect, I was hoping for! (Although I did throughly enjoy the flat white!)
Maybe I should have tried wine?
We sometimes forget that our bodies are much more fragile and sensitive than we think. Anger, fear, hostility all take their toll and can tip, even strongest of constitutions! You don’t feel it at the time, because the effects are virtually unnoticeable, but not too long after any negative interaction, you start to feel the pangs of “illness.”
Sometimes it’s just an upset stomach or a slight headache. Other times it feels like we’ve been hit by a truck and that you might be getting “man flu,” (even if you’re a woman!). Unfortunately we often don’t yield to the initial (and somewhat vague) symptoms, until it’s too late and we’re in the throws of a full fledged FLARE!
Its my own fault. I should have expected this to happen. People warned me; but me… being an bit of “A-hole” (Yes, I admit it!!!), was so wrapped up in the “cause,” and in what was “right and just,” that I neglected to weigh the potential effects on my body, my mind and my soul.
Be forewarned!!!! Don’t be a “Melissa.”
Don’t allow friends, relatives, neighbours or people on a website to suck the energy out of you!
Don’t put the wants and needs of others, ahead of your own.
Listen to your intuition, it’s usually right.
Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the drama.
Resist the urge to be pulled down Circle 5 of Dante’s Inferno!
Be kind to your body. Feed your soul, Rest your mind.