What it could mean: Sore muscles, poor posture, or excitement.
The overlooked connection: It's not just in your shoulders where you carry your stress. It might be all over your body.
"A person standing rigidly with their shoulders up (is) very tense," Dr. Rosenberg says. Your body mimics this feeling and tenses up, becoming stiff and tight. Try stretching it out to release some of your physical and mental tension.
Pay attention to your body's actions!
Your physical aches might be a message from your brain, trying to give you a clue as to what you're actually feeling.
We wish it could be more direct, but we get it: deciphering the root cause of our feelings can become downright impossible when our brain is a cloudy concoction of emotions. So, in these trying times, it might be time to work backward and listen to your body.
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