Stress manifests in the body. I feel it in the deep places. I feel it in my head and eyes, where my consciousness resides. It’s on my skin – rosacea, eczema. It hurts my joints, soft tissues, digetive tract.
I am hoping to change my hours of work to something more comfortable for me and the rest of the family. Everyone other than me is a night owl and I crash so early that I feel I miss my time with them. I also suck at mornings.
My job is only 24 hours a week, a pittance. But I still feel drained and exhausted by it. I’m not sure why it’s such a challenge – and I’m working on figuring it out. I am doing regular bloodwork, monitoring my diet and exercise and tracking my sleep. My work environment has undergone a few transformations in the past 6 months, that have resulted in more stress, too. It’s all connected.