Everyone has a ‘stress threshold’, which is the point where stress becomes overwhelming.  This point is different for each one of us.  But whether you have a low stress threshold or a high one, where it takes a major life event to upset your equilibrium, we all experience stress at some time.  And when that happens our bodies react in a similar way.

Stress is all fine if your body turns off the response as the stress subsides.  But when the stress in our lives never stops, or if it’s coming from many directions at once, our brains can no longer balance the stress and relax responses.  And that creates many serious health consequences.  One of these consequences is that our brain stops functioning well, especially when it comes to memory, both laying down new memories and retrieving old memories.

If stress has affected your ability to cope with stress and you’ve forgotten how to manage it, this video will help.

You can find more about the effects of chronic stress in the Content Library. Look for the Intentional Thought and the Holistic Health and Wellness Categories.