What is “stress”? I went to the dictionary and found that the 6th definition probably describes what is happening to cause my current stomach ailments.
1. A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression.
2. A stimulus or circumstance causing such a condition.
Okay, so if the “stress” level in my life has chosen to hit me above the belt, then I guess it’s time for me to “de-stress” myself and start to heal the stomach which has been torn up by the “stress” with excessive acid. It means taking control of my emotions, (not something I have always been good at). It means changing my diet to facilitate the healing in my stomach so the pain goes away and I feel all better.
Part of the “stress” I can do absolutely nothing about. The underlying problem only affects me in the long term. So, I have to simply take it and toss it out the window and hope to God that it works out in my favor. If it doesn’t, well, we will simply have to deal with that when the time comes.
The other “stress” I also don’t have control over, but I do know that this “stress” will be over soon.
Meanwhile, I plan to keep myself busy. To plan good, bland but nourishing meals and to go and meditate in a closet if it all get’s to be too much.