Most of us have stress symptoms that we have been accustomed to. Our stress index helps identify our stress symptoms. By working with these symptoms you can see where you need to use what’s called Quick Coherence to reduce stress.
Life Change Stress Test
Do any of the following apply to you? Irritability, loss of sense of humor, worry, forgetfulness, aches and pains, nervousness, fatigue, illness, or excessiveness, where you find yourself eating, drinking, or using mood-altering stimulants excessively.
If you answered yes to three or more of these examples, you are experiencing chronic stress.
Most of us want to feel better. So the question is why aren’t we doing more to change? Usually, people can see a solution that will let them continue to live the #lifestyle that they have been living. They don’t realize that they can have an active life with responsibilities and experience inner peace.
The reason we continue to stress is that stress inhibits cortical function, meaning that stressful habits form mental blocks. Each time you repeat a habit it becomes more ingrained and unconscious. This is true of the habit of stress.
Your brain interprets stress as a threat to your safety and security. Our body goes through significant changes when we are in the ‘fight-or-flight” mode, and we will fight the threat or run from it. Stress is so great for some people that they do not think of the fight or flight, but rather fright. They become paralyzed and are unable to act or make a decision.
The good news is that you can learn how to work with your stress circuitry to regulate its response systems. Where you need to begin is with regulating your autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS manages bodily processes such as breathing, heart rate, and digestive processes, which are 90 percent of the body’s functions.
The brain communicates with the heart through the ANS. So, learning to change your heart rhythm and emotional or attitudinal state, the moment you perceive and feel stress, is beneficial to conquering stress.
The theory of The HeartMath Solution developed by Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman teaches that we need to focus on our heart, by connecting with the heart at the time of stress. They suggest that if you practice their exercises you can learn to reduce your stress and create new habits in your stress response. (see www.heartmathsolution.com or your favorite book source).