Updated: Feb 1, 2021
The Definition of Stress
“That which arises when the pressure placed upon an individual exceeds the capacity of that individual to cope.” Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
“The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work.” HSE
Those pressures may come from a number of different sources, and when their combined effect is overwhelming, stress occurs.
This means that stress is not good for you.
Stress is an unhealthy state of body or mind or both. For many years, people have referred to the Flight or Fight response as the stress response.
But Flight or Fight is a one-off reaction to a perceived challenge or pressure and as such, is a safety response, ensuring the individual is alerted to possible threats allowing them to take avoiding action.
However, continually being in this state means that the body chemicals associated with Flight or Fight are constantly being stimulated which may create symptoms of, or cause, ill health.
There are easy and effective methods of quickly managing and lowering stress levels - please check out my other blog posts for further information.
I have designed a 3-part Finding Peace of Mind Program which is designed to help you break free of the life limiting effects that anxiety and stress can have on your life.
Break free from the grips of anxiety, so that you can life your best life & who knows what new opportunities that will bring!