Listen to your signs


Have you ever stopped to think how amazing the human body is? When we are stressed, our body responds and we end up harboring stress in certain areas. So we must learn how to cope with this to feel our best. It is important to keep your head up, stay positive and put your best foot forward each day.


There is absolutely no reason you should live your life stressed on a daily basis. 


And if you listen to your body you can do just this! Check out just how you can ward off the signals of the body when you’re stressed and figure out the best way to let go of your stress and release your tension.  These signals are not just about physical concerns, as you’ve probably read and/or experienced sometime over your life, pains are also tied to emotional situations that are being repressed or at least hidden somewhere!  The signals below point to some of the more emotional stressors that we might be carrying and are unaware of.  HuffingtonPost sums up some of the emotional stressors can cause serious physical pain: 




Too much stress is one of the main reasons you might be getting a headache. You may feel overwhelmed or in a constant rush and your head throbs as a result. You could even be stressing over constant failures. To deal with your headaches and combat them, take some time to sit and relax.



Turn off all media, enjoy silence and just breathe. You may even find relief in a few minutes daily of meditation. This will help you to ward off headaches for good!


Pain in the neck



If you feel pain in your neck, you are likely feeling resentment towards someone in your life. Another possible cause could be that you are just unhappy with yourself at the moment. To ward off this pain, learn to forgive and love the world. Usually people do not want to hurt you; most of the time, it is accidental. Lead a more positive life and you will feel fulfilled as a result!



Shoulder pain


If you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and are way too stressed, you need to communicate more to let the stress escape. 



Talk to others and express your feelings. There is no reason to internalize your negative feelings. Bottling up your emotions in a never a good thing. Instead, try sharing your feelings with your loved ones and as a result you will let go of the burden on your shoulders! I find after just communicating to friends and family, I feel so much lighter.


Upper back pain


If you feel pain in your upper back, you are likely not feeling appreciated in your life at the moment. Maybe you need a “thank you” from a loved one, or perhaps  you are craving greater purpose in life. Open your heart and mind and show the world what love you can offer.



The more you love, the more you will feel reciprocation! Don’t be afraid to talk to your loved ones with how you are feeling. Communication is a great tool to emotional well- being!


Lower back pain



If you are feeling deep pain in your lower back, you are probably stressed over lack of money. Stop looking at everyone else and find your passion. If you find a career that you love, you will earn money while feeling less stressed. And you will barely feel like you are working! As a certified trainer for well over a decade, I do what I love while earning an income.




I wake up every single day, excited to work. Find a career that is your passion; it will be the best gift for your overall health!




Pain in our hands can be due to lack of companionship. Maybe you really need to hold hands with your partner and feel loved. Open your heart, make new friends and love the world around you. 




There is nothing better than showing love and feeling it all right back at you. I find myself smiling at every new person I have the opportunity to encounter with and I feel blessed as a result. You get what you give in all aspects of your life. Give yourself wholeheartedly each and every day!





If you are feeling pain in your feet, you may be afraid to move forward in life. Your fear is causing pain in your feet and if you change your mentality, you will rid them of this pain. Surround yourself with positive thoughts and be ready to move upward and on in life.  Whatever your next move in life may be, be ready for positive change. A little fear is okay but do not let fear hold you back from your dreams. I look at every day as another opportunity of making your dreams into a reality. You can do anything you put your mind, heart and energy into!




Kick that nasty stress to the curb by loving yourself, loving others and making a positive impact on the world each and every day! As a mom of four, business owner and writer; I have plenty of stress but I have learned to cope and make the most out of each and every day!



Life is what you make of it so go ahead and have a great day!



Tara Zimliki is a nationally recognized weight loss expert, personal trainer, health coach, health writer and founder of Tara’s Bootcamp, the Premiere Bootcamp of New Jersey. Tara also runs her own blog,