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The Fuel Of Stress, Anxiety and Depression
by: Chris Green
In the 21st Century, it is predicted that stress and stress related illnesses such as depression and anxiety will become the biggest killers. Despite significant advances in housing, standards of living, quality of food, and medical science, the pressures all of us have to face in todayís world are as demanding as any pressures experienced by our predecessors.

Why are these illnesses on the rise? And why do some people become so ill through these illnesses, they can find it hard to function?

Well they sure donít happen overnight! You donít suddenly wake up one morning and feel stressed or depressed. Itís not like flicking on a light switch! And by the same rule, if youíre suffering, you canít just wake up one morning, flick off the switch and say ďGreat, Iím better now.Ē

Many people who donít suffer from these illnesses often say to sufferers:

ďCome on, snap out of it.Ē

If only it was so easy! Should anyone say this to you, please forgive them as itís just a lack of understanding. Itís very hard for people to understand how youíre feeling if they havenít been there.

The fact that these illnesses donít suddenly happen means we can draw some parallels with illnesses such as heart diseases, some cancers and strokes.

Because these illnesses donít just suddenly happen either.

If we look at heart disease, itís often the result of damaging behaviors practised over many years. Behaviors such as smoking, lack of exercise and a diet high in saturated fat. Strokes are a result of similar behaviors and cancers too, particularly heavy smoking and drinking as you know.

So how do stressful illnesses such as stress, depression and anxiety compare?

Stress is also the product of harmful mental habits and behaviors. These habits and behaviors are developed and practised over years Ė since childhood in most cases. These are the mental processes that enable us to make sense of our lives and the circumstances weíre faced with. When we reach adulthood, we perform them automatically because weíve learned these behaviors by repetition.

Think of it like learning to drive a car. Initially, the skills required to control the vehicle needed conscious thought. It seemed really difficult didnít it? But once weíve performed them for sufficient periods, we drive on auto-pilot. Weíve mastered the required skills by repetition.

Hereís the key: if we eat healthy food, take regular exercise, cut out harmful behaviors such as smoking and drinking, we improve our health and drastically reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and strokes. We are repeating good habits, habits that will give our physical well being a huge boost.

Itís exactly the same for stress. Whatís important to understand is that not everyone becomes stressed or depressed Ė even when tragic and traumatic circumstances happen to them. Just like people who lead a healthy lifestyle and avoid harmful habits and behaviors, people donít become stressed or depressed because they have learned effective habits and behaviors that prevent stress from arising.

This is very good news if you suffer from these illnesses. Because just as we can learn habits and behaviors which cause us to become highly-stressed, depressed or anxious, we can learn the habits and behaviors which stop these terrible illnesses in their tracks. And the more often we make use of them, weíll soon begin to perform them automatically and our mental health will benefit enormously.

No more feeling stressed out. No more feeling unable to cope. No more anxiety and no more depression. EVER.

Iím living proof of this. For 5 years, a series of traumatic events sent me spiralling into an anxiety-induced depression nightmare. I came out of it by learning the natural skills that starve these illnesses. The more I used them, the less anxious I became. Theyíre now as natural to me as driving a car, and Iíve completely eradicated anxiety and depression from my life.

You can do it too.


About the author:
Chris Green is the author of the new book ďConquering StressĒ, a special program which will show you how to conquer stressful illnesses such as depression, anxiety, panic and worry permanently and without taking powerful drugs. You can learn more about this new book and purchase it at www.conqueringstress.com


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