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IT IS OK TO NOT BE OK

SO YOU CAN BE OK! BY WENDY TALLEY, LCSW

If there was a way you can feel safe to express the real YOU when you are not feeling well… WOULD YOU? In a recent Forbes magazine in July 2015, it said, “In a recent global survey we found that 14% of the 2,957 people we queried feel chronically overwhelmed. At the end of a busy day they feel drained. Of the group, 16% of those who feel overwhelmed were female; 13% were male. Do you fit into this percentage? I know I have on many occasions. The roles that many Americans play in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of life can cause us to fall into the belief “never let them see you sweat.” What if I told you “IT IS OK TO NOT BE OK SO YOU CAN BE OK.” The article on The Impact of Stress by Steve Bressert, Ph.D. provides a list, however here are a few you can start with: ü Sleep disturbance ü Lack of energy ü General negative attitudes or thoughts ü Constant worry ü Your mind races at times

Just looking at the list, you might be saying, “WOW that is me all the time, but I am doing ok. Well are you really? WELL, I have the solution! ü Stop and evaluated yourself and see if you experiencing any from the list above. Call your primary physician for a full physical. ü Take some time off from work for a mini vacation. Bed and Breakfast Getaways ü Reduce or eliminate social media, cell phone usage, and time on the computer 1 hours before bed. ü Create boundaries to block out negative or bad news each day. In the morning do not accept negative news before 10am. Lastly, 3 hours before bed do not except bad news. Remember, IT IS OK TO NOT BE OK, so you can make the necessary changes SO YOU CAN BE OK!

WENDY TALLEY, LCSW CEO/FOUNDER THELESE CONSLUTING GROUP, LLC

theleseconslutinggroup@gmail.com

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Women of MORE is an organization designed to help women identify their purpose beyond their daily roles, ignite the passion for their person...