If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed these days, you’re not the only one.
In today’s always-connected world, it’s practically impossible to hop off the hamster wheel and give yourself some much-needed downtime.
So you continue to burn the candle at both ends. And you’re stressed all the time.
As a result, your health suffers. And so does your mood.
Because the reality is that your body simply isn’t designed to handle the chronic stress that comes with modern life.
You see, when you become stressed, your body automatically reacts with a “fight-or-flight” response.
And your body quite literally can’t tell the difference between encountering a man-eating saber tooth tiger and being stuck in a traffic jam.
So when you start to feel anxious (no matter what the cause) your body immediately begins pumping out cortisol and other stress hormones.
In the short-term, these stress hormones help give you extra strength and stamina. by raising your blood pressure and heart rate. And by directing blood away from your digestive system to your heart and large muscles.
That gives you enough extra strength to outrun that saber tooth tiger. Or to lift a car to save a trapped toddler.
And that’s helpful when you’re only experiencing short-term stress – like running from that tiger.
But here’s the problem…