Why do we need two reasons to calm down? We all encounter stress triggers in our lives – situations or people that induce stress. Stress is a natural reaction inherited from the early ancestors of humankind.
How did our ancestors calm down?
15,000 years ago, our ancestors were faced with life and death situations daily, and the ability to detect danger and switch to “stress” mode often meant the difference between life and death. If you’re about to be attacked by a sabre-toothed tiger, you better believe your heart rate will increase, your pupils will dilate and your body will be faced with a “fight or flee” decision – one that has to be made in a split second.
So what are today’s Stress Triggers?
Today, while we no longer fear mastodons and sabre-toothed tigers, there are still plenty of stress triggers in our lives – situations that change the body’s activity and even chemistry. True. When faced with a fight or flee decision, the adrenal glands pump out adrenaline that speeds up bodily functions in preparation to fight or flee. But today’s stress triggers are different.
Traffic jams, crowds at the mall, a speeding ticket, an unreasonable boss, the loss of a loved one – all of these are stress triggers for some of us. In fact, we all have our own, individual triggers that are all around us.
Here’s how you calm down from stress triggers
Just spend moment thinking about the people and the situations that get your heart racing and your muscles taut. Those are your stress triggers. And recognizing your stress triggers is an important step in discovering how to manage stress levels throughout the day, leading to a more serene, happier and healthier life. (Longer, too, for many people. Stress is a killer.)
What is Free Floating Anxiety?
Free floating anxiety differs in cause from external stress triggers and their results. While stress triggers can be easily identified and therefore often easily avoided, free floating anxiety – a condition many people experience daily – has no specific cause, no specific trigger.
People who live with free floating anxiety are in an almost constant state of low-level stress. Many of these individuals may not even be aware of feeling stress – it’s become such a part of their internal fabric that it’s hardly noticed. Still, the negative effects of low-level stress over time can lead to numerous life-threatening conditions.
Free floating anxiety and stress triggers
Another problem with this common form of stress is that, because it can’t be tied to a single source, a single trigger, it’s often difficult to treat. The alarm button is always going off in the lives of people who experience free floating anxiety which leads to increase incidents of depression and higher rates of suicide. Life is just too hard for some of
What do you do to get the stress relief You Need ?
Most of us head straight to our doctors when faced with anxiety and stress, seeking a calmative in pill form. And while traditional medicine may be able to treat the symptoms of stress and anxiety, it can’t solve the underlying, internal cause of the stress, anxiety and, eventually, long-term, chronic depression.
Is there a magic pill for stress Relief?
There is no magic pill for stress relief. No elixir to eliminate free floating anxiety. Finding relief, however, is, fairly easy – and no potentially addictive medications are required.
But the problem is…
Learning the value of “down time,” “quiet time,” “me time” – these are the keys to managing anxiety and stress, whether it’s coping with one of your stress triggers (we all have them) or managing free floating anxiety that has no apparent cause.
Neuro-linquistic programming(NLP), behavioral cognitive therapies and other modern techniques, when coupled with the ancient healing arts of the Far East, relieve stress by providing a new perspective on your life – a perspective that puts you in control all of the time.
But you know what else?
Relief from stress, anxiety and depression won’t be found at the pharmacy. It won’t be found at the liquor store or from the guy who sells you pot. True relief comes when you’re in control of your emotions, when you can turn off the ‘fight or flee” switch and finally let go of the triggers and anxiety that cause life to be so much less enjoyable.
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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at email@example.com
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