How Our Body Reacts to Stress (Video) – Episode 38 of Your Weekly Dose of Life-Work Balance
In this video, I explain how stress impacts different systems in our body, both short-term and long-term (in the case of chronic stress and burnout). Watch below!
Our stress response affects different areas and systems in our body, and this happens in two stages: primary (when the body initiates an immediate and urgent response to a threat) and secondary (caused by an ongoing response to unmanaged, chronic stress).
I never promise my clients that I can remove stress from their lives when we work together, and I can’t promise the same to you. Stress will always be there if you live a normal life like all of us, but there is a solution to live better, and it’s the way you respond to stress triggers by recognizing how the body reacts and taking appropriate action. This way, you will be able to shift from the sympathetic state (your fight-or-flight response) to the parasympathetic state. When we are able to easily switch between sympathetic and parasympathetic states during the day, we can keep our body in balance and with optimal levels of energy, focus, and performance. And the more we stay in parasympathetic mode, the healthier we are.
Watch the video for a list of primary and secondary stress responses in the body, and for useful tips.
If you think you need help managing your response, you may be interested in my program REFRAME & THRIVE, focused entirely on stress, anxiety, and burnout.
It’s a 6-week program that will help you:
- Learn how the stress response works, and its effects in our body and brain
- Identify the type of pressure you’re experiencing (is it stress, anxiety, or burnout?)
- Recognize your triggers
- Create your Reframe Toolkit with personalized strategies and techniques to reframe your stress response, shift your mindset, build resilience, and reclaim your energy, purpose, focus, and joy in your life – not to mention precious time for sustained success.
You can check out the program at the link above, and you can always schedule a complimentary Clarity Call with me to discuss more in detail and see if the program is right for you.
Did you recognize any of the warning signs that I mentioned? Have you been feeling any of them for a while? Share with us below!
As a Holistic Precision Life Coach and creator of the Life-Work Balance System, I empower ambitious professionals and high achievers like you to optimize themselves and unlock their full potential, fostering enhanced well-being and productivity in their lives and careers. I combine innovative methodologies (epigenetics, neuroscience, chronobiology, and positive psychology) to facilitate profound lifestyle transformations.