Hope is all but gone and now all that's left is faith

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    mork
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    Thanks cat lady! 🙂 actually have a smile on my face for the first time in a while, recently split up with my girlfriend because of how crazy I was getting. Mostly because of candida and what it’s doing to me and partly because I’m a scorpio and I’m a little crazy by nature.

    Feels nice to get some of my thoughts out

    I plan on taking photos of my progress periodically.. And ideas on keeping weight or gaining some? Really hate the thought of losing much more as I already get comments of how skinny I am. Which is a real ego downer being a guy.

    Thanks and happy fast healing!!

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    Floggi
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    Vegan Catlady;56042 wrote: The way we handle stress makes and breaks us.

    This is soooo true! I learned that through experience. That is: the hard way. But it was a very useful lesson that provided me lots of insight.

    Vegan Catlady;56042 wrote: I dont know that you can remove stress, as sometimes you are in a situation you dont have choices in, but changing the way we react to it changes our body-chemistry and gives the adrenals a chance to heal.

    There are indeed two things: removing stress that can be removed, and changing your reaction to the remaining stress that cannot be removed.

    Just to give you some examples of removing stress:

    Long ago, I thought it was imperative to be on the dance floor all night long when I went to a party. Now I do like dancing, but not always, and certainly not all night long. So I was forcing myself to do things I didn’t really feel like, because I thought I wouldn’t be accepted by my friends if I didn’t.

    It was only after I decided to stand up for myself, and not do things because my friends expected me to, that I spent only ten minutes on the dance floor, then an hour or so just talking with my friends, then fifteen minutes on the dance floor, and so on. Or I went to a party and didn’t dance at all, because I didn’t feel like dancing that night.

    I discovered that my friends didn’t blame me at all, they still respected me – in fact, they respected me even more than before, because I voiced my opinion (without brutalizing them, of course) and I acted like it. I simply stood up for myself without doing anyone any harm. That earned me quite some respect, and more importantly: it removed a lot of stress.

    Another example is being forced to perform tasks that stressed me. Just by talking about the fact that I really really didn’t like such tasks, and that I’d rather do some other task, got someone reacting like “hey, I really like doing the things that you disgust, and I hear you telling that you like doing exactly those things that I disgust – so how about an exchange of tasks?”.

    So he took over from me those tasks that gave me stress, and I took over from him those tasks that gave him stress. In the end, all tasks were still performed, but better, faster, and most importantly: by two happy, unstressed persons, rather than by two unhappy, stressed persons.

    These were just two examples. Of course, such solutions aren’t always possible – but reducing stress is so important that it certainly is worthwhile looking for such possibilities. If you’re only aware of this method, you’ll find ways more often than you expect!

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    Vegan Catlady
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    Good examples Floggi.

    My major source of stress is that I am a caregiver and responsible for the well-being of so many others,that no matter how I try, there isnt much time for myself. Even as I type, I am cooking/cleaning/medicating/working.

    There is no support system, but I can choose to perceive that as weakness or a strength.

    I waffle,lol.

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