Life gets tough sometimes. You start to feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster after a bit. But did you know that those emotions can cause a decline in your physical health?
Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, wrote in Psychology Today, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues."
“Often, physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done," she continued. So what could the various pains you experience mean? Let's go through it.
1. Pain in your head.
Pain in your head, like headaches and migraines, can be triggered by the stresses of day to day life. Be sure to take time out of every day to relax. Do something that eases the tension.
2. Pain in your neck.
Feeling a pain in your neck? You must have kids! Just kidding. Pain in your neck is an indication that you may be having trouble with forgiveness of others, or even yourself. If you're feeling neck pain, consider the things you love about yourself and others. Consciously work toward forgiveness.
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