How often do you fell stressed? In our society it is extremely common to hear people complaining about stress. It seems that if you are not stressed, you must be lazy or not accomplishing enough. If you really think about stress and dissect it, it is simply fear. Fear that we won’t make the deadline, fear we will do something wrong, fear we don’t have enough money, and fear we will fail. The good thing about stress is it ignites our fight or flight response to save us from potential harm. The bad thing about stress is that it lowers our body’s natural defense mechanism. If we are stressed all the time, our body is susceptible to cancer, disease, and other toxins.
Fortunately there is a multitude of ways to help ease your fears and therefore reducing stress. One way is to retrain your brain to react in a new way and to stay present in the moment instead of worrying about an imagined future or a remembered past.