News — stress relief
When you’re anxious or under pressure, your nervous system releases stress hormones such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, to cope with the stressor. Although at times this is a healthy and necessary coping mechanism, too much stress can lead to increased blood pressure, lower immunity, and higher risk of a stroke. It can also disrupt your digestive system, make you sick and fatigued, and leave you feeling restless. Sometimes, daily exercising, nutritious eating, and adequate sleep are all you need to reduce your stress levels. But that’s not always the case. When you experience stress too often, or for too...
You have probably heard that analogy of the “tiger chasing you” when talking about stress. The idea is that many, many years ago when we were cave people aka: the ultimate hippies, our day could most certainly involve running away from a saber tooth tiger. When this would happen, our fight-or-flight response would kick in and save our butt.
Feeling tired and anxious at the same time seems like a paradox. However, science is full of neat little contradictions. Experts say that there is a perfect, one-to-one relationship between chronic anxiety and fatigue. Anyone who has ever experienced anxiety attacks knows how common it is to feel drained and overwhelmed right after an episode of heightened anxiety. They know what it feels like to experience a sudden, rapid heartbeat, a sense of panic, and tight, tense muscles. On the inside, their blood pressure and heart rate are rising, and the sympathetic nervous system is going into overdrive, releasing toxins...
It can be really difficult to escape your own mind when you’re having an anxiety flare up. That’s why I’ve put together 5 mantras that come from OTHER peoples minds (haha) that have been useful to me! Enjoy! “It’s already working out” I first heard this from a very wise woman who worked closely with a Native American tribe. Whenever anyone would present as anxious or go on about their worries, she would simply say “it’s already working out”. I instantly felt drawn to the simplicity and tone of the words. She shared with me that this mantra is derived...