Stress and how to find the right work-life balance

By Heidi Beck

Stress in itself is not a bad thing. It will help an athlete win or the business man seal the deal and the mother cope with work and children.

If the demand exceeds the available resources, then all systems gear up to deal with the challenge. Stress can be enlivening, exciting, stimulating, or it can be a pressure, a strain, a drain and a pain!

In small doses, stress improves our performance; it helps us stay focussed and protects us from exhaustion. Unfortunately many of us experience regular even daily stress causing situations (negative and positive) in jobs, substantial life changes, grief over illness and death, financial hardships, daily hassles, deadlines, relationships.

Constant stress causes our inner alarm system (our adrenals) to remain turned on too long and it becomes more difficult to turn off. Living harmoniously with stress involves a movement between tension and relaxation.  No two people will react to the same stressors nor will they react in the same way. Stresses like a new job are enlivening and exciting for one person or challenging and frightening for another.

Homeopathic medicines can be a marvellous healing option as they support your body’s need to calm down, relax, focus and avoid agitation and exhaustion; re-balance. When selecting the best suited remedy the stresses that preceded the illness are taken into account. Anxiety may be linked to long periods of stress or an ill-fated experience in the past. Homeopathic remedies help you control even eliminate some worries, fears, issues before they interfere with your daily responsibilities, health and quality of life!

When your personal stressors are not assessed and managed they can lead to serious health problems. Now is always a good time to re-evaluate your daily habits and make some adjustments. Finding the ideal work – life balance is a challenge and a very individual matter. Come to one of the upcoming FREE talks held from 7-8pm,  17th February Heretaunga Women’s Centre Hastings, 1st March HV Convention Centre,  and 9th March Salvation Army Greenmeadows. You will hear how homeopathy and diet changes can help you.

So you do have a choice and way to deal with stress before it causes you your health.


Heidi Beck is a Classical Registered Homeopath with a Napier based clinic, THRIVE homeopathy. You can contact her on 021 33 52 33 or via


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