We all have a stress response, which in some situations, can save our lives. The brain chemicals and hormones released in the gap between nerves during a stress response, prepare us to react quickly to a threat or flee to safety.

Prolonged, persistent or chronic stress is a different story. Those same chemicals  which are useful in life-saving scenarios, can hinder functions not summoned for immediate survival.  Our immune system becomes  compromised along with digestive, excretory, and reproductive functions.  When a threat passes, our body systems act to restore normal functioning. If the response lingers and becomes chronic however, our bodies stay in a stress response mode. 

Try these things:

  • Stay in touch with people who can provide emotional and other kinds of support. 
  • Exercise regularly-just 30 minutes per day of gentle walking can help boost mood and reduce stress.
  • Schedule regular times for healthy and relaxing activities.
  • Set priorities-decide what must get done and what can wait.

And consider this….

You won’t always feel this way. 

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