Wellness Tuesday: The Effect of Stress
I recently wrote about my visit to the doctor. There is more to the story I want to share.
When I went to see the doctor, I was stressed out. I was waiting for word on several different decisions that could be life altering. Waiting through this period was very stressful for me.
I thought I was hiding my stress well, until the nurse took my blood pressure.
My blood pressure was 175/125, which is close to hospitalization. The nurse asked me, “what are you stressed about?”
I quickly told her. Her response, “take a deep breath and let it go. You can’t do anything until they contact you. Breathe!”
Wow…first I had no idea that being so stressed would skyrocket my blood pressure so high.
Secondly, all I had to do was breathe, relax and give the situation to God!
How does stress effect your health?