STRESS IS NOT A BAD WORD; IT IS PART OF BEING HUMAN. HOW YOU HANDLE IT IS THE KEY.May 26, 2023
When there is a challenge (stressor), there is a response from the body to deal with the situation; we call it the stress response. SIMPLE! But sadly, society taught us to be afraid of being stressed; if we notice the physical signs of stress, we panic, intensifying the response.
In reality, we only need to learn to manage it.
We all have the challenges of daily living, such as deadlines, complicated relationships inside the sport, or getting stuck in traffic. Sometimes, an emergency takes our energy and attention. And sometimes, disaster strikes when a family member gets sick, or a natural disaster leads to a financial loss.
If something unmanageable happens, we need time to heal. But sometimes, we ruminate about little things we could move on. And repeating the “daily irritant situations” in our mind, over and over, activates the stress response energy when we DO NOT need it. Repeat it for a long period, and you are in trouble.
Maybe you have a demanding job. You get home and close the door, but if your mind is still at work, you will not recover fully for the next day. Do it for many days, and it will disturb your health.
So, it is chronic stress that costs millions to the health system. If social reasons trigger the stress response, it does not require physical activation (fight or flight reaction). But if it is kept for too long, it can contribute to hypertension, tension headaches, multiple muscular pains, insomnia, constipation, and/or anxiety.
Keeping the stress response ON for an extended period is problematic because it will drain your body, mess with your sleep, and affect your physical and mental health.
To deactivate it, you can learn to recognize if the stress signs are still ON, and learn to use a few stress management techniques to handle the daily irritants. Also, some more powerful strategies to help you fully recover after an intense day.
You are connected to the Biofeedback equipment and exposed to different stress management techniques. Then, you can pick one to deal with minor challenges and one to help you fully recover your mind and body.
We can also use biomarkers to alert you that you are pushing yourself too hard.
Stress is no longer your enemy; it is just the extra energy to optimize performance.
Feeling stressed is ok; knowing when and how to deactivate it is the key.
And if you want to learn more about stress management techniques, schedule your free consultation.
If you want to learn more and thrive under pressure, schedule your FREE consultation