Stress is a natural reaction of the body to any demand (pleasant or unpleasant) placed upon it. Most of us feel that stress is being under pressure; however, it is really about the conflict between what you perceive and how you react.
In some instances, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or to meet a deadline. When stress lasts for a long time, it may harm your health.
When presented with danger, our ancestors, the cavemen, had two options: They could fight off an attack or they could run like crazy.
In today’s world, most of the “triggers” are rarely direct threats to life. Yet our bodies tend to respond to all threats in a physical or emotional way. We allow ourselves to become frightened, frustrated, angry. This is when physical and mental health problems can result.
Some of the physical signs that may indicate that the fight-or-flight response has kicked in include:
So, what can I do?
Here are three keys to Managing Stress and Gaining Control.
Stay tuned for more tips on managing Stress.
See you next week!!!