If your life is so full of incoming data and distractions (as can happen all too easily these days), there doesn't seem to be any time to go through our personal Inbox and filter out the good from the bad, the useful from the useless, and instead we are left with a growing feeling of unease or agitation. In this state, sleep is not necessarily restful and certainly doesn't last for as long as we would wish as the mind cannot let go of the feeling that there is more to do.
Whether you have heard of adrenal exhaustion before or not, it seems to be a condition that is more prevalent in today's society than many people realise. Symptoms include:
- Difficulty getting up in the morning
- Still feeling tired, even after a good nights' sleep/not refreshed
- Increased effort required for everyday tasks
- Decreased productivity
- Lack of sex drive
- Crave salty foods
The first time someone encounters IBS can be when they're quite young. These days, with the proliferation of labelling and seeming ability to address issues quickly, people latch onto the term 'IBS' and lunge for one of the purported solutions that is said to ease the situation quickly; but as sufferers will know, these solutions hardly ever deal with root cause so the IBS drags on ... and on ... So what can we do for ourselves?
The Adrenal glands sit on top of each kidney and regulate many systems of the body, including our fight or flight responses. With frequent over stimulation, such as long term stress, the adrenals become exhausted and unable to contribute adequately or effectively to balancing the systems of the body.
Many people believe its normal to feel sluggish in the depths of winter but is that a true perspective? Wintering well is all about the composite effect of the little things we do, so take a look at your life and pare back some of those habits.