Our physical response to stress originally developed to improve our odds for survival.
Yes, the short-term effects of stress (quickened breathing and heart beat, higher blood pressure, sharper senses) increases our strength, stamina, speed, and reaction time. This evolutionary successful "fight or flight" response allowed our ancestors to fight or flee from threats. But today our problems arise when we're exposed to "chronic" stress.
Stress is universal and ugly. It causes headaches, digestive problems, sleeplessness, high blood pressure, aches and pains and fatigue.
We are each unique individuals, and what some of us may love (performing) others hate (many fear public speaking as much as death). But there are some life events which are universally stressful for everyone, both positively, such as marriage, promotion or birth of a child, and negatively, such as financial loss or death of a loved one.Dealing with Daily Stress
How to cope with too much to do when today's world is fast-paced and full of daily stresses?
Stresstonics is devoted to sharing information about how to manage stress via identifying and reducing negative stress. If you find something that resonates with you, then that's probably a strategy you may want to try.
Proactively managing stress is like proactively managing your finances. You'll reap the most benefit from small steps every day.
Here are some ideas to help you find ways to alleviate stress in your life.Change Your Life
For long term relief, change one thing in your life that will make your day go smoother.
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