First you should get a physical check up to be sure nothing is physically wrong. Sleeplessness, headaches
, and stomach problems can all be caused by stress and anxiety
. To deal with the sleeplessness, try going to bed at the same time every night. If unable to sleep, get up and do something until you feel you can fall asleep. Keep the room dark and quiet, playing peaceful restful music and /or ocean sounds can help. Take a warm bath prior to going to bed. Keep a journal and write down what you are thinking and feeling each day. Set aside a certain amount of time each day to "worry" about a solution to the problems at work. Do not allow yourself to focus on these issues more than the allotted time. Write down your findings in a journal. ( approximately 10 to 20 minutes each day). Give your life balance with exercise and recreation. Gift yourself with something that you love to do each day. There are some herbal teas that can aid rest and relaxation available at the grocery store.
There are some books that address stress and anxiety
available on line. We have two such books: Journey of the Soul...Cracked Pots and Broken Vessels...Live the Victorious Life Christ Died to Give You and the accompanying workbook, Stop the Violence...Seven Stages to Sanctify...Claim the Promises of Christ. Both are available wherever books are sold and online through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
If none of these suggestions work, your situation may need more than a surface approach. We sometimes repress information and events that later surface in the form of stress and anxiety
. Although the situation at work may be stressful, it is probably just the trigger for the underlying issue that needs to be resolved. The stress and anxiety
are your body's way of communicating.
Keep notes, journal notes and findings to take with you to a counselor trained in trauma resolution and family systems work. Although counseling with a credentialed therapist or counselor can be expensive, it is far less expensive than the physical damage that stress and anxiety
can do to your body. Heart
disease, strokes and other serious illnesses can result without treatment. Hope these suggestions are helpful to you. Dr. Phyllis and Rev. Carrol Davis, the JOURNEY pathways to healing.