Manage your stress to achieve a positive more relaxed way of living in your home and work environment
The Progression to Positivity – Unlock your inner Potential
Stress: Help or Hindrance?
Stress is a natural instinct that exists as a bodily reaction to difficult situations as they may occur.
Low level stress can actually assist in the enhancement of a fulfilling lifestyle. However, as stress levels increase; so do the stress hormones such as cortisol. Therefore this creates an increase in blood sugars and also suppresses the immune system. Furthermore epinephrine (known as adrenaline) promotes the body’s ‘Freeze, Fight or Flight’ mode.
These harmful hormones compound stress. Consequently an hour of stress requires a day of relaxation. These hormones can cause the body to react in an extremely negative way. In addition, this negative stress can disrupt everyday living. Most of all they contribute to a variety of disorders and disease.
Stress on an extreme level can manifest in bodily reactions. These have the ability to debilitate on both a personal and also a professional level. Therefore, typical physiological and psychological disorders brought on by stress include:
- Chronic Headaches
- Withdrawal Symptoms
- Blood Pressure
- Heart Impairment
- Weight Gain
- Weight Loss
There are multitudes of ways in which stress can manifest itself and stress management provides a way to alleviate these to enable a more positive lifestyle.