In today’s fast-paced world, stress is one of the biggest issues that people are dealing with. As a holistic health coach, with one of my main focuses on stress reduction, I find it very important to talk about why conscious stress management is inevitable nowadays.
Our bodies are miraculous “tools”, our hearts never skip a beat, our lungs provide us oxygen without us focusing on it, our skin is being replaced every month, our blood supply is every 3 month. But when they are under constant, even chronic stress they can’t do their job properly. And we tend to forget that and take our bodies’ functions for granted.
Stress is a normal reaction to exciting events in life, like falling in love, working on a project that makes you excited, or purchasing a new house or a car. At the same time, stress is also a hardwired survival technique, built into your body as a means of protection. When triggers arise, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) signals the “fight or flight response,” which sets you off to take action and avoid danger.
Running late, oversleeping, being stressed in your job, finances, there are a lot of ways to get stressed easily. Our bodies can’t tell whether these situations are actually real life-dangering situations, or just everyday related stress factors.
We are way overstressed nowadays, so it is not surprising that our bodies can’t function properly. In addition to this, stress can stay in the body, causing further (even physical) issues. Also, if our bodies are constantly getting the signs for being in stressed situations it might cause burnout as well.
But let’s discuss, why is it really crucial to deal with and to manage our stress well and intentionally and consciously and carve out some me-time frequently.