How to Overcome Prolonged Stress

How to Overcome Prolonged Stress

01 Sep, 2022

It's safe to say that the past couple of years has brought the world more stress than we would have liked. While a certain amount of stress is normal, too much of it can overwhelm the body and our systems, which can result in feeling stuck in a fight-or-flight state.

Whether it's the state of the world, heartbreak, or your own healing journey, we’d love to offer a few tips for overcoming periods of prolonged stress so that you can get back to living life to your full potential.

Pay attention to your inner dialogue. While negative emotions or thoughts can happen during times of stress, spiraling into constant thoughts of worst-case-scenarios can become crippling. Try to become aware of whether or not your internal dialogue is leaning negative. When you notice this, pause to breathe, listen, and replace the negativity with a positive spin.

Make self-care a priority. Take care of yourself physically by getting enough rest, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly. This will help to improve your overall energy and mood, which can make it easier to cope with stressors in your life.

Seek inspiration. Sometimes, getting through times of stress takes a little outside help. Looking for inspiration from people you admire (both real and fictional) can help you connect with how they managed to persevere and overcome their own hurdles.

Show compassion to others. Some believe that what we put out into the world, we get back. By showing compassion to others during times of stress, you're allowing (and inviting) others to reciprocate it to you.

Schedule a visit with us. We regularly see patients who feel like their body is stuck in a stressful state. Through focused, gentle chiropractic techniques, we’re often able to help restore balance and harmony to their body.

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Dr. Marilyn Everett

Dr. Marilyn Everett, founder of Family Chiropractic Complex graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1985 with honors. She has been in practice in Tullahoma for 34 years as of May 2019. Dr. Everett is now the longest practicing chiropractor serving the Tullahoma, Shelbyville, Winchester, and Manchester areas. Over the years she has helped a huge amount of Tullahoma residents and been voted Tullahoma's Finest Chiropractor many times over. Dr. Everett was the first in Tennessee to offer spinal decompression with the sophisticated DRX 9000 machine and has been able to prevent spinal surgeries in over 500 patients. She and her husband Steve have one dog, Macks and one cat, Sophia. She enjoys working out and hiking and reading health-related and Christian books, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. They live in Wartrace and enjoy being on their land there as well as spending time with the family.