What is stress? We all know that we experience it, but what is it really and how can we control it? First let me preface and say if you feel your level of stress has caused an illness in your life or an emotional breakdown, please go see a qualified doctor to help you manager your stress level. Stress is nothing to play with and can be very damaging. However, if you symptoms of stress are more mild the stress control techniques listed in this article are exactly what you need.
Today, I will define stress, some of the mild symptoms and how to instantly get a better handle on the stress in your life. This blog does contain links from an affiliate I work with.
What is Stress?
Simply put, stress is your body's response to any kind of stimulus that disturbs the physical or mental balance. You body is usually responding to a demand or threat that may disturb our balance in a negative way. When we feel threatened, our nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which prompts the body for emergency action.
Based on this text book definition, it would appear that our stress response feature was designs for acute (short term) situations. However, as you know, most of us feel stressed out all the time.
What are the Symptoms of Stress?
The most frequent and basic symptoms of stress are:
Small stressors can turn into big problems, learn how to nip the small stress triggers quickly.
3 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress +a Bonus Tip
Now that we know what stress is and how it can affect us, let's discuss the 3 simple ways to lighten our daily stress load.
I would absolutely love to hear how these techniques work out for you or what are some techniques that work well for you, please leave me a comment or two.