Stress does weird things to our bodies and minds. This morning, I woke up – twice. Sounds weird? No – it’s something called “false awakenings”. I was having a dream within a dream. I’ve had them before, always during stressful times in my life.
Yes I am under stress and suffering a bit from insomnia, but I really didn’t think I was as stressed as I apparently am. Once I finally woke up, I went inside my head and told myself that everything will be okay. Did some deep breathing. And meditated for a few minutes. I am now up and feeling a lot better!
What was in both dreams really doesn’t matter – because they made no sense at all!
I just want to remind everyone to take one day at a time, that if you think positive thoughts, positive outcomes will happen. So brush aside any self doubts, take some deep breaths, and carry on.
I have IBS. I have suffered with this for my entire adult life. As the pressures of being an adult became more stressful, the IBS got worse.
I have learned to deal with it. I meditate, which helps reduce the stress. I exercise, although not nearly enough. (Now that school is done, I will be better at getting out and walking!) And I try to be very careful with what I eat. Stress is the biggest factor in IBS sufferers, but food can exacerbate it too.
Traveling has been challenging. I always have medicine with me to help alleviate any pains or symptoms. I have grown accustomed to asking how spicy the food is (bu la in Chinese means no spice ~ the second thing I learned after hello!).
I would love to be even more adventurous with food but it terrifies me that I will be out, try something new and right away it affects my IBS. This has happened in the past and it is very upsetting and unnerving.
I have become more open about this condition as I don’t want to offend anyone by saying I can’t eat that or go out. I want all IBS sufferers to know that it is possible to travel, you just have to be careful with what you consume. Remember ~ ginger ia your friend!
In the meantime, I cautiously try new food everywhere I go. I am as adventurous as my body allows me!