Once upon a time, our Autonomic Nervous System saved our skin on a daily basis.
The fight or flight response was much more useful back when most stressors were giant bloodthirsty predators. Nowadays, our stressors are bills, traffic, ringing phones, and prolonged periods of work stress.
The problem is, our fight or flight response reacts to all these new triggers the same way. Our nervous system can't assess where your stress comes from and give a metered response depending on the kind of stressor. It's all or nothing. Even worse, prolonged stress responses create a web of negative effects.
Learn to manage your stress responses or instead of saving your life, they may accidentally destroy it.
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