How to Get Stress Under Control?

In the middle of the 20th century physiologist Hans Selye labeled our reaction to life's challenges with a simple word: stress. Now, 50 years later, there's a conversation you hear so often, it's almost a chorus: You ask a friend, "How are you?" and she replies, "I'm OK, but I'm feeling a little stressed."

In fact in the 21st century, stress has become synonymous with life and is associated with almost every aspect of our lives, personal and professional alike.

Not all stress is bad, though. Stress does however become a danger when it goes unrecognized, is poorly controlled or becomes pent up over long periods of time.

For most women, stress ranks at the top of the list of daily problems.

What is the natural stress response?

Whenever you perceive that you are physically or psychologically threatened, an inbuilt alarm-system in your brain triggers the adrenal glands to release complex hormonal cascade of over 30 stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.

Those stress hormones give you the extra strength and speed you need to deal with the threatening situation. This reaction is known as the "fight-or-flight" reaction, or the stress response. Stress isn't always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best.

The problems start when you're constantly running in emergency mode, and you are unable to cope well with the stress in your life, your mind, body, overall health and performance may pay the price.

If you frequently find yourself feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, it's time to take action to bring your life back into balance.

How to control stress? 

The good news is that you can learn getting stress under control.

To get stress under control Take Action:
- Find out what is causing stress in your life and identify your own stress symptoms.
- Find out your habitual ways of responding to stress.
- Learn healthier and more effective ways to manage and reduce the amount of stress in your life. 

Dealing with stress is about dealing with change. Change isn't always easy, especially when you doubt about where to start.  

I can help you to make the first step in the right direction. Find out more

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