So one day I was sitting at my hairstylist and we got on the conversation of stress. Yes, stress. We all have some type of stress in our lives. I know I do, even if you are an extremely calm person, stress can still come up in our bodies and minds, because some stress is necessary for living.
So what is stress in the first place? Stress according to psychology today is,
“Stress generally refers to two things: the psychological perception of pressure, on the one hand, and the body’s response to it, on the other, which involves multiple systems, from metabolism to muscles to memory.
Some stress is necessary for all living systems; it is the means by which they encounter and respond to the challenges and uncertainties of existence. The perception of danger sets off an automatic response system, known as the fight-or-flight response, that, activated through hormonal signals, prepares an animal to meet a threat or to flee from it.”
Click the link to read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/stress
The good news we have a choice in how we deal with pressure and once we make that choice we start practicing it over and over again. However here’s the thing, stress is not free, we all have to pay for the stresses or perception of pressures that shows up in our lives. The question we are left with is, how will we pay for the stress? Pay with things that will bring your healing. Live Well. Live Beautifully. Live You.