Have You Outrun Your Resources?
How do you know if you have outrun your body’s resources? Or if your supply is meeting the demands of your body? If you don’t feel “stressed out”, you might miss the body’s clues about your resource reserves!
Many people think of stress as being in chaos, uncontrolled emotions, hair-pulling frustration, and wired up moments or days when nothing goes right. In reality, stress is most often times not that dramatic.
Simply defined, stress is an increased demand for your resources.
Frustration, unstable emotions, and even physical illness result when you encounter such a demand that you currently cannot or are not supplying resources to your body in a manner conducive to your own wellbeing.
You can experience emotional stress, physical stress, mental stress, and even spiritual stress. However, no matter what the beginning source is, every source of stress produces stress in and on the physical body, actually changing the physiological responses of the body’s systems and organ functions.
Think right now of a nice, ripe, juicy lemon. Picture it. Smell it? Think of squeezing the juice or just taking a bite of a lemon wedge. What’s happening physically in your mouth right now? Real physiological changes, as if you are eating the lemon right now. Resources are responding even to the thought of it!
So between the things we think on and the actual physical things that our bodies encounter daily, the demand for resources is non-stop! And, because of deficiencies in the natural environment combined with very poor global nutrition and lifestyle habits, for the most part, the demand far out reaches the reservoir we have stored inside.
The number one factor in question becomes then, not only the volume of demand for the resources, but also, and equally as important, the available supply of resources. The availability of that supply, the reserves in your storehouse, is contingent on your choices in what we have termed The Seven Essentials for Health™.
We mention these quite frequently, but I sense that this is an excellent time to teach on them again and give some real, practical steps and pointers that will help you through some tough times:
Let’s first list the essentials:
The Seven Essentials for Health™
• What You Eat
• What You Drink
• How You Exercise
• How You Rest
• What You Breathe
• What You Say
• What You Believe & Think
We will get to them all, starting with the last one first, in our next blog post! Until then, why don’t you take or re-take the FREE HEALTH QUIZ off the top menu and see how you are scoring these days on the path of health! And meet me back here in just a few days to start learning how to take some giant steps forward in complete health.
Remember, today you have learned that stress is not just emotional craziness or chaos; it is, in any area, the increased or excessive demand for your resources. You must provide supply for the demands you allow or you will experience physical disease.
We will talk more in the weeks to come about fueling the supply and choosing the demands as well as tips to make the changes that bring healthy beliefs in line with healthy bodies. If you stay with us for these training sessions and apply what you learn, you can rest assured that you will come through any season of mental, emotional, physical, and financial trials victorious over stress and free from its destructive side effects!
Believe. Choose. Activate. Achieve. (Repeat.)