Many diseases develop because we move, work, eat and breathe too fast.
Working for speed.
Physical and psychological stress at work, stress, career bustle, conflicts and competition between colleagues - all these are the main symptoms that have appeared in society and in the lives of most working people in recent times.
They are especially noticeable in large companies and in enterprises where the sweatshop system is encouraged, when employees do not just work for wear and tear, but take on several tasks at the same time, exist in constant acceleration mode, spur themselves on fears of not being in time, not being able to cope, lose a bonus or even a job. As a result, a person turns himself into a driven horse that tries to run in several directions at once.
Existing in such a rhythm and pace leads to chronic stress, against which many diseases develop - starting with a nervous breakdown and depression.
How to slow down?
Organize your schedule so that you always have a temporary head start of at least 15-20 minutes. In addition, it must be taken into account that a calm person works ten times better and more productive than a driven worker driven by bosses, deadlines and fears.
If you are haunted by fears of being late, not having time to fulfill your obligations and, as a result, losing your job, first of all you need to deal with them, do not run away from them, but boldly face your fears. And analyze the situation without fuss.
Then you will see that many of your fears are imaginary. Are you worried about something that hasn't happened yet, but you think might happen? Try to imagine the worst case scenario and your inevitable actions. It will give you unpleasant moments. But you will get rid of fear. After all, what we have already experienced ceases to scare us.
The abundance of information stuns us, creates the illusion of lack of time. This makes us constantly rush, run, there is a fear of being late and not being on time. Meanwhile, when a person is constantly in a state of feverish haste, this indicates that he is already in a state of stress. And the inability to separate the main from the secondary, to live in the present moment, instead of restlessly expecting future troubles, is also a symptom of stress.
Alarm. "Triggered" stress contributes to the development of neurosis, panic, insomnia. Frequent releases of adrenaline cause vasospasm, and this increases the risk of hypertension and heart attack.
How to slow down?
Try to control the speed at which you move. It is necessary to develop the habit of leisurely movements. It is necessary to develop the habit of thinking about your actions in order to give them regularity: now I will slowly wash my face, calmly drink coffee. Missed the bus? I'll calmly wait for the next one.
Also, in moments when you are overwhelmed by anxiety and you start to fuss, unable to control yourself, it is useful to breathe slowly and deeply. Rapid and shallow breathing limits the supply of oxygen to the lungs. Due to the lack of oxygen, our internal organs suffer. The body loses its ability to defend itself against infections, wears out faster and ages.
Create a daily routine that best suits your temperament, try to live by your internal clock and listen to the signals your body sends.
Hurry eating - on the go or even on the run - is a common habit. And quite dangerous: when we eat fast, the gastrointestinal tract is under stress, because the stomach does not have time to prepare for eating. And all this forms a chronic indigestion. A vicious cycle is formed: by eating in a hurry, a person enters the digestive system into a state of stress, and stress, in turn, makes him rush and eat on the run.
Alarm. Science has proven that the stomach, right after the heart, is the most stress-dependent organ of the human body. 60% of ulcers acquired their disease on the background of stressful situations. The mechanism of action of stress is as follows: the production of gastric enzymes, including gastrin, increases in the stomach. Under stress, the concentration of hydrochloric acid increases, if the stressful state continues for a long time or is a regular occurrence in a person, as a result, stomach diseases begin to develop: gastritis, stomach ulcer, stomach cancer.
How to slow down? Eat slowly. This does not mean that you need to chew each bite 40 times, but you need to slow down so that the food is well processed and absorbed.
Try to cook at home more often, using natural products without additives. The process of cooking should bring joy and pleasure. Then the same sensations will accompany the process of eating. During the lunch break, you need to carve out at least half an hour to eat sitting at the table, with feeling, really, with arrangement.
By the way, when we chew food thoroughly, the feeling of satiety comes much faster.