• Lauren Baptiste

The Impact of Stress, and Why you Need to Do Something About it ASAP!

Updated: Jul 1, 2021


The reality is, we always have stress on some level but when stress is at a high level for an extended amount of time it is the main contributor to so many health issues. You will feel tired, low energy, and just overall not feeling your best self. If you have not read or watched last week’s Wellness Wednesday mini session be sure to do so because we go over three ways to manage your stress. If you did tune in to last week’s Wellness Wednesday, then you know that stress is a response to a trigger.


I want you to think of your body and take note of how your body reacts to stress. There may be signs and symptoms that you could be experiencing that you have written off as normal but it could actually be your body telling you that something is wrong. I often find that my clients experience painful menstrual cycles, but they did not know that your period should not be painful. If you experience any of the following your body may be trying to tell you something.

  • Irregular appetite

  • Low or high body weight

  • Lower back pain

  • Joint pain

  • Constipation

  • Gas

  • Bloating

  • Irritable bowels

  • Dry or chapped skin

  • Short or long menstrual cycles

  • Painful cramps

  • Low libido

  • Headaches

  • Exhaustion

  • Twitches

  • Insomnia

  • Loneliness

  • Nervousness

  • Forgetfulness

  • Scattered Brain

  • Difficulty tolerating loud noise

  • Excess worrying

Do any of these symptoms/feelings resonate with you? When I was in the thick of my stress, I was able to check the box for many of those all at the same time. I was so overwhelmed, and I really did not know that I was able to manage all of this without taking some sort of medication or applying a cream. The goal is to treat the problem and not the symptom. Many people think that what is happening to their body has no relation to what is going on in their mind but that is simply not true in the world of Ayurveda.

If you are not familiar with Ayurveda, it is a five-thousand-year-old science that is rooted in evidence over a long period of time and understanding. The idea of this science, it is telling us that the components of health are not only how our body feels. There are four components:

  1. Body

  2. Mind

  3. Soul

  4. 5 Senses

How: Be conscious of how your body is reacting to stress. If you are experiencing constipation and you take medication to relieve your constipation, do you find that you start to experience another symptom? Next time you start to experience anything that is out of the norm for you, ask yourself, what is your stress level on a scale of one to five. One being low and five high. All of this can be overwhelming for some, but the truth is if you treat all of you rather than one symptom you will actually start to feel better.

We are working in a state of reality and going from a five to a one overnight is living in dreamland, not reality. The idea is to invite and implement small shifts at your own pace that will help you feel better. If you do not manage your stress you will eventually start managing an illness, a disease in the body.


I invite you to stop waiting and start taking responsibility for your health. When I speak to clients, I often hear that their health is the most important but when we go over their daily life, it does not reflect. Take this opportunity to take your wellness to the next level and start reducing your stress. When you start feeling better than you can show up better for your job, your partner, family, and yourself.


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