The Damaging Aspects of Stress

by Dr. Bobbie Stevens on November 20, 2013

Do you feel overstressed?  Unfortunately, one of the first things that stress affects is our awareness.  So often we are unaware of how overstressed we are until we do something totally inappropriate, like bursting into tears or flying into a rage.  Even then we can usually find another reason why that inappropriate behavior occurred.

Stress can totally ruin your life, many times without your ever being aware of what is happening.  When your stress affects someone close to you they usually overlook it for a while, but in time it will severely affect your relationship.  No one can take the brunt of abusive behavior for too long a period of time without becoming overstressed themselves.  When this happens, something has to give.

It is so important to take stock of ourselves and do something to help ourselves before we become totally unaware of what is happening to our health and our relationships, and pass the point of no return.

I would say that 99.9% of the people in the world today are overstressed.  We live in a very stressful world.  The demands are constant, and unless we have a way to release that stress it continues to build up in the nervous system and causes us to become less and less effective in everything we do.  And in time it shows up as illness or malfunction in the body. Most doctors agree that about 98% of all illness is stress related.

Dr. Hans Selye coined the word stress to describe the pressures we experience in our lives.  I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Selye and visiting his lab where he kept all of the white mice that he was experimenting with at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  Dr. Selye devoted his life to the study of stress and he said there are two kinds of stress which he called eustress and distress.  We could call it good stress and bad stress or pleasant stress and unpleasant stress.  Dr. Selye describes stress as any demand made on the mind/body system.  Therefore everything we experience causes stress, whether it is pleasant or unpleasant. The problem arises when we have more stress in our lives than our nervous systems can handle.

The nervous system is responsible for carrying the messages from the mind and senses to all parts of the body and returning the body’s information back to the mind.  We become overstressed when more demands are being made on the nervous system than it can handle.  It could be in the form of excitement, disappointment or pressure.

We, however usually think of stress as overwhelming when we finally realize that our minds are not clear, our thinking becomes fogy and we have less tolerance or even interest in others. When we are overstressed is when we are least likely to take care of ourselves, thereby aiding the decline in health that inevitably shows up in time.

I have written an e book entitled Understanding Stress: How to Relieve the Stress, Boost Your Energy and Discover a Whole New Life.  You may download a copy of this e book free on our web site products page

Many years ago I discovered a process for releasing stress and refining the energy in the entire mind/body system that greatly improves one’s health, peace of mind and entire level of functioning.  It totally changed my life and has done wonders for thousands of others since.

I have explained this process, in detail, in my book Unlimited Futures: How to Understand the Life You Have and Create the Life You Want.

 In addition we now have our Core Course on DVDs and digital which leads you step by step through a process of releasing stress and strengthening your nervous system. It also moves you into a whole new level of functioning, thereby creating a much healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. 





















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