Raise your hand if you ever feel stress? ✋️ Stress has a very real physical effect on your body. Your brain releases chemicals like epinephrine and cortisol into your bloodstream to mobilize glucose, increase heart rate, sharpen your thinking, and slow digestion when you are stressed. Over time, your body can be overwhelmed by these chemicals—which causes your body to start shutting down.
So what can you do about it?
Research has proven that a simple shift in mindset can begin to clear these hormones from our bloodstream immediately.
Take a minute today, right now, to stop everything, close your eyes, take some deep, meaningful breaths, and practice gratitude. Appreciate something beautiful about today. Breath it in deeply, exhale the stress.
Every minute you spend in relaxation and gratitude removes the stress-induced chemicals from your body. Which is one more reason to be grateful.