Acute Stress and Constant Stress

I think one of the most widely-used words today is “STRESS.”  I have learned a lot about it in recent years.  And I have noticed a tremendous difference in me and how I am able to handle challenges. I have come to recognize that I can do something to help my body deal better with stress and pressure.  It took awhile to realize that actively doing something to de-stress every day was actually making a difference.  Now I know it.


There are two main types of stress:  acute stress and constant stress.  Acute stress comes when we are faced with a singular event that creates the need for fight or flight…the response would be similar to a lion chasing after us.


The second type is constant stress.  This type is something many of us are regularly tuned into, whether or not we believe it.  It’s the “need” to always check our phone, our email, to be on top of every coming and going that circles around in our world.


Both types of stress trigger a response in our bodies–depletion of the immune system.  This is why a student who puts so much time and effort into final projects will often get sick when the test is over or the project is complete.  This is why people who are trying to find healing from depression and anxiety will often get sick as they work to uncover root issues and take care of their bodies in new ways.  The immune system has slowly been depleting for so long that bringing any amount of health to the body that has been “starved” can actually “shock” the system.


So what can be done?  One step is to choose something to de-stress every day.  It can be simple.  But choosing one thing will make a difference in the long run.  Some ideas are:


take a walk, put your feet in the dirt or grass; take a bath; write a letter; take 3 deep breaths; read for 5 minutes; sit for 5 minutes and just think; get a massage; paint your toenails; so something you absolutely love; go to lunch with someone; buy yourself some flowers; call someone; listen to uplifting music; watch a funny movie clip…


It’s not about the hot dog buns, is it?? What is your stress really about??


It matters!


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