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We all know that stress is bad for us and this is something we get told
very often. However, it’s all too easy to write this off as being a minor
nuisance or frustration rather than anything to really worry about. We
all get stressed from time to time, right?
In reality though, this is the wrong way to think about stress. While it
is fairly common place, that is not to say that it isn’t serious. In fact,
stress is incredibly serious and can cause severe problems both in the
short term and long term.
Stress can shorten your lifespan. Ruin your enjoyment. Cause
serious illness. Shrink your brain. Hurt your performance. Ruin your
relationships. Cause impotence.
Do those sound like small matters?
To understand this better, it can help to look more closely at what
precisely stress is. How it causes the problems it does and how and
why you need to do everything you can to prevent and reduce it.
So What Exactly is Stress?
Stress is what we feel when we’re overworked, when we’re dreading
something that’s about to happen or when we’re generally unable to
relax and stay calm due to outside or inside factors influencing our
But it actually goes beyond this. Stress is a basic physiological reaction
that is designed to help us focus and survive. In itself it is not a bad thing
and is actually rather adaptive. The problem is that it has been taken
out of context, which means the positive effects become outweighed
by the negative.
Essentially, stress is what causes the ‘fight or flight response’. This is
a physiological response to perceived danger, designed to improve our
chances of survival. If you were to see a lion for example, this would
trigger a cascade of effects collectively resulting in the stress response.
This begins when we observe danger or experience fear. Increased
activity in our brain, causes the release of adrenaline, as well as
dopamine, norepinephrine and cortisol – our stress hormones. These
then trigger a number of physiological changes: increasing our
heartrate, making us breathe more quickly and making us more acutely
focussed on the potential threat...... Buy the Ebook and Read more 👍😊