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How I Broke the Cycle of Stress

blogs.scientificamerican.com

The Stress We Encounter Daily

A moderate amount of stress is beneficial for us but chronic, and toxic stress has the opposite effect of deteriorating our well-being.

Our current lifestyles provide us with above-average levels of psychological stress, which slowly drains us of our willpower and resilience, and makes us ...

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The long-term effect of chronic stress is described as allostatic load. This is a fairly common form of chronic stress response of the body if it isn’t completely destroyed.

Prolonged stress makes the mind and body function in a different, sub-optimal way called maladaptation

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Many professionals have reported epidemic levels of burnout due to an abundance of stress-inducing activities that are not productive or necessary.

Chronic stress and burnout also result in errors, accidents, disability and even death.

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Research in positive psychology shows that setting and pursuing a variety of goals that are meaningful to us is associated with less stress.

This includes being present in the moment and self-reflection activities like writing a journal.

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This is about concentrating on your internal motivation, and perceived capability to attain a certain goal. It makes us achieve small goals, as we are motivated towards taking the small steps which eventually lead to our larger goals.

Remember that we are not machines, and...

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