Updated: Jan 9
Stress Less, Live More
Stress is your body's reaction to feeling under pressure or threatened. More than simply feeling "stressed out", your stress response plays out in your brain and body through neurotransmitters and hormones that affect both your body’s reactions and your emotional response to the situation. With the holidays coming up - and all of the deadlines, obligations, and expectations that come with it - it would be no surprise if you're feeling more stressed and stretched than ever!
Tuning into your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, and impulses when under pressure can provide helpful cues about your stress levels. By tuning into these signals early on, you can proactively take steps to help manage, and even reduce, your felt stress in the mind and body.
Click through the images to learn some easy and science-backed ways to reduce everyday stress, and give yourself the gift of peace of mind this hectic holiday season. Feel free to share your best stress-busting tips in the comments!