Therapy in a Nutshell

3 Minute Stress Management

October 24, 2020

Stress is the aspect of anxiety that we feel in our body. Worry is about thoughts, but stress is how our muscles get tense, our breathing gets tight, it makes you ache or makes your hands sweat, stress is the physiological response to perceived danger. So when your brain perceives a threat, whether it’s a tiger or an upcoming deadline, your brain triggers that FFF response. But we can train our mind and body to be calm by doing little activities that regulate the nervous system, and it’s best if we do these throughout the day. Now for people who work in manual labor jobs, stress reduction may look like resting on the couch, but for people who spend much of their day frozen at their computer, reducing stress is probably going to be most effective if we incorporate movement.

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