Understanding the Stress Response

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Do you know one of those people who always seems cool under pressure? They never seem to have a stress-filled day. The same things that would have you scurrying about, maddeningly full of anxiety, do not seem to affect them at all. What is their secret? How do they remain calm and in control when everything around them is seemingly falling apart?

The answer is in how they respond to stressful situations.

Now let’s look at their opposite. This person may seem more familiar to you. Chances are you know him or her as well. You know, that person in your life that seems to attract stress and drama. Whenever you talk to them, their entire world has been turned upside down. Stress is everywhere, and they don't understand why they seem to get more than their fair share. The reason why they are constantly jittery, anxious and usually suffering from some stress-related disorder or health condition is simple – their physical and mental health is directly related to the way they respond to stress, just like the “cool as a cucumber” person we just met.

Newsflash – you are going to have stress in your life.

No matter who you are, where you live, your age, your cultural upbringing or socioeconomic demographic, there are going to be plenty of stressful, high-anxiety situations you will encounter. Some can’t be avoided. That means you must deal with them. And exactly how you respond to the stress in your life can determine your level of physical health as well as your mental well being, good or bad.

Unfortunately, when you give stress permission to rule your life, your odds of developing the following conditions increase dramatically:

  • High blood pressure

  • Ulcers and upset stomach

  • Chronic acid reflux and heartburn

  • Elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure

  • Weak immune system, making you susceptible to colds, flu and dozens of other infections

  • Rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations

  • Cardiovascular issues

  • Diabetes

  • Backaches, headaches and migraines

  • Problems sleeping correctly

  • A constant feeling of being tired

  • Respiratory and circulatory problems

  • Multiple skin conditions

Those issues are honestly just the tip of the iceberg when doctors and health professionals talk about the physical and mental problems stress sufferers develop. If you happen to suffer from chronic emotional stress, medical professionals now understand that you can negatively affect all your major organs.

Stress truly can kill you, if you give into it.

Simply by changing how you respond when you find yourself in a stressful situation puts you in charge. You recognize the stress, you just don’t let it bother you. That’s what this short report is about, revealing proven methods that give you absolute control over stress and anxiety, so you don’t fall prey to the dangerous and possibly deadly physical and mental conditions that the incorrect response to stress can cause. Stay tuned for how to effectively deal with the stress response and if you are feeling overwhelmed and would like to discuss how you can better manage (and even eliminate) your stress response, I invite you to schedule a free mindfulness discovery call here https://www.mindfulshift.net/discovery-session.