Hope your day got off to a smooth start – especially because I want to talk to you about STRESS. We’re heading into a busy time of year with new schedules, etc. and I know a lot of you are feeling some pressure…
…and I also know a lot of you think you should just toughen up and “push through it”.
Been there. But here’s a spoiler alert: You can’t do it. That’s because stress isn’t all “in your mind.” It’s also in your body.
Your stress response system is a primal reaction… it’s hardwired into your system to keep you safe and alive.
In this email I am going to outline some important things you need to know about stress and how it affects you – info that also will help you:
- Use stress to your best advantage and
- Learn how to conquer it so it doesn’t run (and ruin) your life.
Stress can actually be a GOOD thing.
When your ancestors were under threat – whether it was fighting off a predator or dealing with everyday problems like feeding a growing family – their bodies responded with energy to keep them out of harm’s way.
Our culture has changed a lot since then, but our body’s wiring hasn’t. We react to stress the same way, except our stressors don’t require us to outrun a bear or worry about where our next meal is coming from.
And that can have a major impact on your health!
I want to walk you through what happens to your body during a typical stressful situation. Hang in there with me, because it’s seriously eye-opening stuff!…