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  • Writer's pictureGemma

STRESS – Oh it’s that 6 letter word that starts and ends with an ‘S’

STRESS – Oh it’s that 6 letter word that starts and ends with an ‘S’ and we all know something about it.

So, what exactly is it? Well, its where there are more levels of Cortisol hormone (stress hormone) in your body than there should be and there needs to be more of serotonin (that’s your calming hormone) in your body for your mind and body to function correctly.

When we start to feel stressed that’s when the levels of cortisol are higher and we then start to have headaches, tightness in our shoulders and neck area, our brain function starts to decrease, and we start doing silly things. We need to start to notice when we are feeling stressed and what causes it for us to then do something about it before it gets out of hand.

Did you know that 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

So for you to not be a statistic you need to start to figure out how to change your thought process. To do this take 3 big deep breaths and channel our thoughts out into our exhales. We can also use our hands and place them against a wall and try to push the wall away. As you do this, the stress levels decrease as you are ridding your body of the cortisol. Go out for a walk in nature. Nature is truly our biggest healer and teacher so let it in and be stress and anxious free.

I would love to know how you cope with stress. Everyone is different and everyone has their own ways of doing things. I'd love to know so leave a comment below and I'll give your idea a try.

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Have a great day.

Lots of love xxx


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