Feeling stressed is an emotional, and sometimes physical response to life’s daily demands. This can include career pressure, parenting struggles, financial responsibilities, illness, injuries, relationships and more.
You can even feel stressed by something as seemingly small as a traffic jam that is making you late for work.
One definition of stress is, “a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.”
When you sense danger, either real or imagined, your body’s defenses automatically go into “fight-or-flight” mode, or the “stress response.”
And these stress responses can be physical, mental, or emotional.
Your body will produce increased amounts of cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine to improve your ability to respond to dangerous situations, which leads to…