Let’s Get Specific. 10 Signs It’s Your Nervous System.

With so much happening outside, it’s hard to get specific about what’s going on inside.

In this state, we often ignore that something is off until we are at our breaking point.

Let’s be frank. Everybody is busy, life is busy and this is where the crux of the issue lies. We forget about ourselves and what our bodies, minds, and souls need.

But, this doesn’t have to be our reality. We can be better.

We have the power to flip this outmoded experience on its head and respond without being reactive.

Thus, adapting to our living experience and its stresses is more crucial now than ever.

Here are some subtle, but overt signs that your nervous system is in a state of dysregulation:

  1. Your immune system is low. You’re constantly catching colds, the flu or perpetually feeling as though you might get sick.
  2. You feel fatigued. This usually consists of feeling a lack of focus, or motivation, or just plain old being tired when you shouldn’t be.
  3. You feel the edge. This is an unusual amount of stress, overwhelm, or even a sense of doom, although everything is as normal or quid pro quo.
  4. You have troubled sleep. It just isn’t what it could be, right? When you sleep more than 8 hours but you still feel tired; you wake up often; you struggle to fall asleep and wake up early.
  5. You have problems focusing. You forget details and miss out on time well spent getting work done.
  6. You have digestive issues. Having IBS, constipation, gas, bloating, acid reflux, cramps, and consistent pains are tell-tale signs of digestive dysfunction.
  7. You’re always in a mood. Irritable, touchy, cranky, snappish—you name it! Mood swings are common and you’re highly sensitive.
  8. You endure ongoing illnesses. These can range from chronic pain to autoimmune disorders, and prolonged conditions.
  9. You have intense appetite changes. You’re unusually hungry or have no appetite; and if you are hungry you have extreme cravings for sweet, salty, and carb-heavy foods.
  10. You’re hypersensitive to lights and sounds. This could consist of sounds making you jump and bright lights giving you headaches and seeming too bright.

Based on your symptoms you could very well be stuck in a hyper-aroused (fight or flight) or a hypo-aroused (freeze) state.

Your nervous system is made to adapt to stress. But it can very easily get run down to the point where it is no longer adapting to the stress around you. So what do you do?

Well, knowing is half the battle and the other half is finding the right ways of responding to the issues.

Here at The Specific, we are all advocates for Your Health Is Your Truest Wealth. For it is our desire to provide support, the tools, and the knowledge to make you better inside and out.

Stay tuned for part 2!