Maybe you call it stress, maybe you call it anxiety. But we all know that many of us are worn out from just surviving and looking for ways to thrive. Let’s talk.
First, a quick biology lesson. When stress overwhelms your coping capacity, your body goes into “fight or flight” mode, and your body’s response (feeling activated) is intended to feel unpleasant (anxiety) enough to drive you to take action to resolve the situation in as short a time as possible.
However, work and family situations can seem like they cannot be resolved. We are chronically “fired up.” This leads to our bodies stimulating even more of a physiological response to regain control and we become “hyperactivated” (or angry) at ourselves or others or both. Sound familiar?
Summer is a great time to evaluate your personal and family practices in order to make some much-needed changes to how you respond to stress.