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How Stress Affects Us

Updated: Apr 17

Stress - there's good stress and bad stress, right?

Sure, but I prefer to take "good" and "bad" out of it.

The truth is there is unnecessary stress - worrying about future events, catastrophizing, getting stuck in negative emotions, etc. and

necessary stress - new job, new home, marriage, divorce, kids... these stressful (and sometimes wonderful) things come up.

What happens when it gets out of control?

Stress affects our:

  • Sleep

  • Mood

  • Energy levels

  • Productivity

  • Digestion

  • Immune function

  • Our cells

That's right, stress even affects us at a cellular level.

If stress is so common, why is it a problem?

We have embraced stressful ways of living, eating, and gotten away from listening to ourselves to provide rest, balance, and healthy ways to feel better.

When we are stressed for long periods of time it causes:

  • Fatigue

  • Inflammation and digestive issues

  • Increase in weight

  • Sleep issues

  • Anxiety

  • Reduced mental clarity

  • More susceptible to colds, the flu, and other illnesses

Long-term concerns that stress may cause:

  • Insomnia

  • Chronic Pain

  • Depression

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Cancer

There are many ways to reduce stress and connect with yourself by grounding.

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Breathwork

  • Tai Chi

  • Qigong

  • Nature Walks

  • Being in the sunshine

  • Exercise

  • Nutritious eating

  • Many more!

Even just 10 minutes per day is a great way to start.

Looking for a super quick way to de-stress and reconnect with your body?

Check out my 1-minute meditation.

It's excellent to use before or after challenging meeting, conversations, and situations.

Looking for more ways to manage your stress?

Let's have a consultation where I will provide you with many helpful options that you can use for the long-term.


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