We all have what I call “invisible stressors” in our lives. Things that we have lived with for so very long, or that are so much a part of our everyday lives that we no longer know that they are there.
Because we are not aware of these stressors, we can’t do anything about them. They can make us physically and emotionally uncomfortable without us even knowing it.
Start to ask yourself what some of these may be. Start to shine a light on them A good way to do this is to make a list. Things that annoy you. Things that get in your way. Things that make you physically uncomfortable. I am not asking you to look for the large life stressors here, rather just little things that tweak at you.
Go ahead and make a list of 10 things that bother you every day. Mine are:
- Constant loud noise.
- Being too cold or too hot.
- Unresolved to-do list.
- Guilt from not spending enough time with my senior dog.
- A messy house. Clutter.
- Feeling physically dirty. Unwashed hair.
- Low grade back tension.
- Unpaid bills.
- Low blood sugar.
- Getting into a messy bed at night.
These kinds of little things can just eat away at your daily comfort and happiness. They are ‘low grade” so we just tend to ignore them and live with them. What did you come up with? Start looking at you list and finding solutions. How can you just make a few of them go away? Start to think about how you would feel if you gave yourself the gift of solving some of these issues. How would you feel after? Would it be worth the 5/10/20 minutes a day that it would take to shower/pay bills/eat on time/make your bed?
Just getting a handle of a few of your issues will make a world of difference.
Try it and find out!