Life: A Stress Test

stress Oct 17, 2016

Maybe you do yoga. Maybe it’s blasting your favorite jam at a stoplight. Whatever it is, I bet there’s at least one thing you do to de-stress. We don't need to learn how to be stressed. It is a process that is innate to human nature. Maybe you remember a little something from high school biology called the fight or flight response.

When your body is confronted with a stressful situation, you’ve essentially got two options, buckle-up and fight it out, or hop on the next greyhound out of there. Our brain sends out of flurry of chemical signals that physically change our bodies. Unfortunately, these chemical signals were designed for brief stressful encounters, such as being hunted down by saber-tooth tigers in the grass savannah. However, if your long-time boss sends the same chills down your spine as an apex predator, your body is going to have a hard time coping with stress.

 

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