Let’s be real: we all experience stress sometimes. Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of life. Put simply, when your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release a burst of hormones. Those hormones provide the fuel for you to respond to stressful or dangerous situations. Once that situation returns to normal, your body returns to its relaxed state.
The problem is that with all of the demands of modern life, we rarely get a chance to return to that relaxed state anymore. Many of us remain in that high-alert state, and that is taking a toll on our physical and mental health, our relationships, and our lives. So, what can we do about it?