Common signs you’re under stress…

  • “Even small things stress me out these days.”
  • “I can’t prioritize. I resolve it by working harder and finishing everything. But then, there’s little left for me.”
  • “Some days my mind feels like mush.”
  • “I’m exhausted all the time.”

It is normal to feel stressed when we face difficult events. When your nervous system is working well it will adjust and modulate to a point of rest when we remove ourselves from the stressor or when the event is over. When the resiliency of our nervous system is compromised however the activation stays hyper-aroused. At this time even small stressors are felt more severely.

A regulated nervous system in contrast, allows you to react flexibly to stress and changes in your life. You are in control of how you want to respond.

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