In today’s 24/7 modern living, it can feel like everything is in a constant rush. The pressure to keep up with the demands of long hours, tight deadlines and never-ending to-do lists can leave you feeling stressed, exhausted and easily irritated. It can be challenging to find the time to take a break and catch your breath.
Stress is a natural response to real or perceived threats. While it is a normal part of life, prolonged stress can have negative effects on your well-being.
Is all stress bad?
No, stress is not always bad. In some cases, it can be helpful in motivating you to take on challenges and achieve your goals. This type of stress is often referred to as “acute stress” and is usually short-lived. For example, if you have an important presentation at work or an upcoming exam, feeling a bit stressed can help you focus and perform better.
However, if stress is experienced in excess over a prolonged period of time, it can become chronic and have detrimental effects on both your mental and physical health.
How does chronic stress affect you?
When your body perceives stress, your adrenal glands release cortisol, widely known as the stress hormone, into your bloodstream. When cortisol levels remain high for extended periods, it can take a heavy toll on your health.
Signs that you may be overstressed include:
How to keep stress at bay?
Over time, these symptoms can contribute to health problems, resulting in a decreased quality of life. While it is impossible to remove all stress completely, there are a few things you can consider doing to reduce stress in today’s fast-paced environment. Here are some ways we can do to manage our stress:
- Learn to relax
- Start exercising
- Talk to your friends/family
- Get enough sleep
- Use of natural calming herbs
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- Known as “Indian Ginseng”, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 1000 years
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- Reduces stress by lowering cortisol levels
- Improves sleep quality
- Restores a sense of calmness under stress
- Assists in managing quality sleep
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