We’ve all heard of “fight or flight” – that thing that happens when our bodies react to stress, our heart rate increases, breathing quickens, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises. 🥺
No part of the body is immune to stress, but we all handle it differently. Stress is shown in our emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, even physically.
An emotional stress response can include frustration, moodiness, feelings of overwhelm, difficulty relaxing, and low self-esteem.
Are you often forgetful, disorganized, or unfocused? Do you procrastinate, fidget or worry?
I don’t often feel like I’m stressed, but I sure have experienced some of these physical symptoms: headaches, low energy, tense muscles, insomnia, teeth grinding – the list goes on.
To alleviate stress, I like to run, bike, box, bake, or watch some youtube videos. I’m also trying a new drink that is full of Adaptogens. I am loving the way my body is responding so far (4 days in). 😀 Adaptogens are natural herbs and botanicals designed to help with the stress response.
What do you do to fight stress and get your body to relax?