The Effects of Stress

by Dr. Bobbie Stevens on November 14, 2011

Let’s look at the effects of stress in several different areas of our lives.  First let’s look at how stress affects our choices and ability to learn.

When the nervous system is overstressed the mind is not clear.  Our perception becomes fuzzy.  You have heard of fuzzy thinking referring to people making bad choices.  We simply do not know what to do because we are incapable of following a cause and effect relationship far enough to come to a reasonable conclusion.  Therefore, learning becomes more and more difficult.

Next let’s take a look at how stress affects our abilities. As we become more and more stressed we become less and less capable.  The mind is not clear, so it takes a lot longer to accomplish anything.  When our perception is clouded we have to go through much trial and error to figure out what works.

The more stressed we become the more mistakes we make.  We lose our ability to focus or concentrate our attention.

In addition the stress zaps our energy and we have less and less energy for getting our work done.

Next let’s look at how stress affects our relationships. The more stressed we become the less capable we are of giving any attention to others.  We get into a survival mode and it takes all of our energy to just take care of ourselves.  We become less capable of caring for others.  Actually, our ability to feel love, joy or happiness is severely diminished.

Stress causes irritability and when we are feeling uncomfortable inside ourselves we usually express what we are feeling to others in ways that cause them to also feel uncomfortable.

Stress causes us to lose our ability to laugh, to love or enjoy life.  Again it takes all of our energy to survive.  We are no longer able to see beauty regardless of where we are or how much beauty is around us.

How many times have you heard the saying “Stop and smell the roses”?  This is usually directed to someone who is over stressed, and they are usually not capable of following that advice.

When we become overstressed we simply are not good company and people do not want to be around us.

This affects our relationships with our families, especially our spouses, our co-workers and actually all of our relationships.

As our relationships begin to deteriorate we become even more stressed. Relationship problems are huge stressors.

Many years ago when I was feeling stressed, I realized that something needed to be done, so I begin experimenting with various techniques for releasing stress. And fortunately I was able to put together a process that actually relieved my stress.  It also allowed my mind/body system to heal itself from the damage done by the stress and to my surprise and great delight it also begin strengthening itself and as a result I moved into a whole new level of functioning.

This changed my whole life and made me realize that I had discovered something very valuable, and that I must share it with others.  I created a course to share it with my friends and they also experienced a total transformation.  That is when I created our Core Course using the same process that I used for myself and my friends.  Thousands of people have worked with this process with amazing results over the years.

I would also like to share this course with you.  It can make a huge difference in your life.  You may download a free introductory session of the course by simply clicking in the box requesting it on the side of this page.

I have also written a book describing this amazing process entitled Unlimited Futures: How to Understand the Life You Have and Create the Life You Want.

 In addition we also provide courses that you can attend to accelerate this natural evolutionary process.

 

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