We all experience stress and in fact, wouldn’t achieve as much as we do without it. Stress is a natural part of rising to daily challenges.
Most of us, however, are stressed too much and too often, living in an unnatural and unhealthy state of chronic stress. As a result of our mental and emotional stress, our bodies are in continual emergency mode, producing hormones and other biochemicals in far greater quantities than is good for us, and unable to switch them off. So these biochemicals accumulate, and become toxic to our bodies.
Since stress also reduces the body’s capacity to naturally and quickly eliminate wastes and toxins, these stress toxins eventually spread throughout the body, weakening our organs, attacking our cells, and making us sick.
Did you know that stress is a greater factor in heart disease than lifestyle, diet, lack of exercise, and even smoking? Seriously. It’s that harmful.
So next time you’re starting to feel stressed, stop immediately and take time to calm down. Breathe in and out slowly and deeply three times, and ask yourself: How much of my health and life is this problem or issue really worth to me?