Manage Your Stress (Pro)Actively: Dr. Brynn's Brain-Based Productivity Boosters
Stress is a killer.
Cancer, Psychosomatic Disorders, Autoimmune Disorders, Heart Disease, Weight Gain & Obesity, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, Cognitive Disorders, Dementia etc. - all related to chronic stress.
That said, long before we fall prey to illness or death caused by chronic stress, there are all kinds of (sometimes tiny) red flags that can manifest in our everyday: lowered immunity, trouble sleeping, agitation, irritation, anxiousness, trouble concentrating, decreased focus, anhedonia, headaches & migraines, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal disturbances, aches & pains, muscle tension, high blood-pressure, more 'sick days', substance abuse, increased toxic load, high viral load, decreased productivity, lowered motivation, decelerated performance...you get the picture.
Here's the thing - because the subtle signs of unmanaged stress can be so variable, most people don't heed these as 'red flags', don't realize they could be indications of something greater, are too busy really notice the symptoms, and can even live in denial until it's too late. Increasing your motivation, improving your productivity, and performing at your peak self requires that you adequately identify and (pro) actively manage your stress levels.
So this week, as you work to performing at your peak self, watch for the potential signs of stress manifesting in you, your body, your day, and move to manage your stress more actively and proactively - whatever that means for you.
Meditate, do yoga, workout, take a day off, treat yourself, go to the spa, get a massage, play with a puppy, find a babysitter for the evening, have a night out...
You might even look into doing a 'float session' - a new wave in self-care and stress-management.
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