Stress inhibits your judgement and your mental agility. The WHO predicts that by 2025 the top health concern will be burnout and stress. Never before has so much information erupted onto your desk on a daily basis, demanding immediate and undivided attention. That feeling of euphoria and the ‘win’ when you quickly deal with one more email hit your dopamine receptors and your brain adores the hit. Chronic stress over a prolonged period of time leads to burnout.
You are probably aware that when you become ‘stressy’ everything becomes more difficult to handle. If you can’t see it in yourself, you can definitely see it, colleagues who find the simplest task almost unbearable, the drama involved is a sign of long-term stress.
Researchers found that when stress becomes a way of life the prefrontal cortex part of your brain begins to reduce in size. This cortex regulates your amygdala, blood pressure and heartbeat but also enables you to learn, plan, concentrate and make judgements.
Strategies to avoid stress
Strategies should be long term, begin right now
- Set your intention to reduce stress
- Eat well and reduce sugar highs and lows
- Eat fat and proteins
- Mindfulness exercise like Pilates 😉
- Enjoy life
- Be kind to yourself
Adele Stickland BSc (Hons) is an inspirational Wellness in the Workplace Speaker, Coach and International Best Selling Author. Contact Adele for wellbeing workshops that reduce stress and increase productivity within your organisation
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