Stress is an everyday part of life, but you can reduce it.
When we talk about stress it’s usually as in “I’ve had an awful day. I’m so stressed!” – But what is stress and why does it happen?
Stress has been with us for a long time, like forever long. It’s one of the things that kept humans alive and allowed us to evolve into who we are today.
Back then, stress was key to survival. If your prehistoric ancestors got stress it was usually down to a threat, like a giant cat eyeing you up for a snack.
When facing this attack we get the “flight or fight” response. adrenaline, cortisol and nor-epinephrine gets released. Diverting blood to key muscles, and shutting down "unnecessary" functions such as digestion.
Stress to survive
Heightened senses... heart beating faster...
Ready to either fight or run, this was essential then and now – such as in an emergency. But what about when modern day...