Stress produces hormonal changes enabling the body to perform better quickly to deal with the stress, the fight or flight response.
However, chronic stress, from poor nutrition and sleep habits, negative relationships, hectic work schedules, or overtraining all lead to constant hormonal changes that have a negative effect on the body, such as - body tightness, high blood pressure, no training gains (other than round the middle), and general laziness.
Whilst balancing a full time degree, a full time job, a complete house renovation, on top of rehabbing a knee injury i sometimes get STRESSED!
Sure I have the odd moment when I’m not as nice as I should be to the people I really care about, which all comes down to recovery and coping mechanisms. After all stress only becomes a bad thing when we don’t sufficiently recover from it. So, here’s how I do it.
This is how I am able to not break down into tears each time something doesn’t quite go to plan, which makes the stress levels more manageable.
TOP TIP: Adding more stress by going on a ‘diet’ or starting an intensive new exercise programme should not even be contemplated.
You all know what’s stressing you out, so why not do something about it to ensure you are recovering from it as this can be what separates those that excel with stress, and those that crumble underneath it.
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