Your body is made for motion. Like water, when stagnant it becomes a breeding ground for disease. So stir the waters of your life and begin exercising! Regular exercise enhances neurotransmitter production and helps to lower stress hormone levels. Continue reading “When anxiety and depression strike, grab your shoes. Here’s why.”
“I can’t do it.”
“People don’t like me.”
“Everyone will laugh at me.”
Do those thoughts sound familiar?
Sure, work environments are often fast-paced and can contribute to anxiety. But there are lots of things you can do to make your time spent at work more relaxing and healthful. Here are eight things you can do today to make your work a less stressful place! Continue reading “8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Less Stressed at Work”
Remember this internet meme from 2015? What colour was the dress? Everyone saw something different.
Actually the dress was blue and black, but the blue-biased lighting in the original photo made it look white and gold. Few, if any, of us have ever seen the original dress. All we had to go on was a picture of it. A low-quality picture in bad lighting that made it tough to tell what was really going on with that dress.
What does all this have to do with stress? A lot. Continue reading “What the 2015 Dressgate can teach us about stress”
Being in a state of emotional arousal (anger, love, fear, stress) narrows our focus of thinking. Stress, in particular, has a way of making us “stupid”, shutting off the logical, thinking, problem-solving part of our brain. There’s a good reason for that. Continue reading “Does stress really make you stupid?”