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Thoughts On Stress

By Justin Sorbo

“It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.” - Charles Darwin

Our human form is a giant feedback loop of stimuli and response. No input is ignored, positive or negative. We often don’t know how stressed we are until it boils over in the form of muscle knots, insomnia, high blood pressure, anger, and extreme fatigue.

Social media, the news, family responsibilities, financial problems. Yep, life can be stressful.

As I enter the final 2 weeks before my wedding, stress is starting to show itself. My body hurts in weird places and I’m having trouble shutting my brain off at night.

Our world is infected by an unprecedented amount of noise. When you’re feeling like crap, take a look and see what you’re spending your time on.

Examine your day-to-day life to take an inventory of what you could eliminate, reduce, or increase to keep you on track. Human beings can manage enormous amounts of stress for limited amounts of time, provided that they make space to recover.

Negative stressors you can eliminate: