Warning Signs of Stress (Video) – Episode 44 of Your Weekly Dose of Life-Work Balance
In this video, I help you recognize the body’s warning signs when you react to a stress trigger so that you can become more aware and more in control of your stress response. Watch below!
As you probably know or you learned in my previous videos, the stress response is a normal reaction of our brain and body to things that happen around us. This is simply done to protect us from danger and threats. Today, these can be a change in our routine, unexpected news, a tight deadline, a certain food, a difficult relationship … there can be numerous triggers affecting us during the day. When this happens, our brain and body activate certain mechanisms and, when the threat is over, everything returns to normal.
Also, stress is good for us, it’s not always the bad guy, as it can promote effort, growth, and motivate us to take action. However, when stress is prolonged and unmanaged, and we are unable to cope with the demands of daily life, it can harm us physically, mentally, and emotionally. And, over time, an overactive stress response can lead to chronic illness. Therefore, it is very important to recognize those warning signs to avoid long-term health issues. Your body is sending you these signals to inform you that something is not right, and you have to bring everything back to normal, back to balance.
In the video, I explained more about the warning signs, or symptoms, divided into four categories (physical, behavioral, emotional, and intellectual), along with useful tips to bring your system back to balance.
If you would like to work with a coach to help you manage 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 find more information at the link above, and you can always schedule a complimentary Clarity Call with me to discuss more in detail and see if this program is right for you.
Did you recognize any of those warning signs? 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.