Are you ready to join the ultimate Stress Buster Toolkit 30-Day Challenge so that you’re prepared to resist chronic stress?
Chronic Stress Negatively Impacts Health
Stress—whether physical (injury or illness) or emotional in nature, or from exposure to toxins or particular foods—is an essential determinant of digestive health. Optimal digestion and body restoration occurs when your body is relaxed and in the “rest and digest” mode, the parasympathetic state of your nervous system. You should strive to make this your default state, finding balance and making choices that support your body to maintain calm. When the parasympathetic state is activated, your body is best positioned to support digestion by stimulating gastric juices, digestive enzymes, and bile. Therefore, your food can be properly assimilated and nutrients extracted for use by your body. Other bodily functions function optimally, too.
The sympathetic, or “fight or flight,” state responds to potential threats and inhibits functions such as digestion in an attempt to maintain homeostasis, or optimal health. This is a normal process and very much needed in certain situations. Although the sympathetic state should be non-dominant and only activated when presented with short-term potential threats, most people live in a chronic state of stress. Thus, stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) are released and non-essential body functions such as digestion and reproduction shut down as your body tries to keep itself alive. Eventually, this can negatively impact your adrenal glands as well.
Prepare Yourself to Handle Stressful Situations
Stress is an unavoidable aspect of life and, in fact, it is an important response to dangerous situations. However, chronic stress taxes the body.
To help you resist succumbing to chronic stress from everyday living, I’ve planned a Stress Buster Toolkit 30-Day Challenge just for you . . . delivered just in time for you to gather your goods so you can start next month. Commit to completing the action step designated for each day, adding one stress busting resource to add to your stress buster toolkit. By the end of 30 days your toolkit will be filled with 30 customized stress busting tools for you to use when daily stressors creep up on you.
Download the Stress Buster Toolkit 30-Day Calendar by clicking here.
Use you can use your Stress Buster Toolkit any way you wish. Have it ready for when the holidays approach and it seems that there is not enough time to get everything in order. Pull it out when work demands increase and others can barely see the top of your head due to piles of paper on your desk. Go freestyle and blindly grab a stress buster resource when you have loads of laundry to do, dinners to cook, lunches to make, dishes to wash, and children to bathe. Repeat, repeat, repeat! Whatever your situation, your Stress Buster Toolkit will be your go-to resource for life’s “little” stressors.
Let’s face it, stress is here to stay. However, you can healthfully respond to stress in a away that minimizes chronic stress so that your body functions optimally. Save the stress response for when you need to run from a Saber-toothed cat. For everyday, non-threatening irritants, select a tool from your stress buster toolkit.
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