5 Ways to Lower Your Stress
Posted on July 24, 2013
Our brains put out the same drugs when we stress over bills, work, politics, etc. as zebra brains release when they’re running from lions. Zebras think we’re all pansies...Stress today will effect your health tomorrow and for years to come. What are you doing about your stress today? - Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University neurobiologist
Killer Stress, a National Geographic documentary on Netflix, highlights the career of Robert Sapolsky who has studied stress in the same group of baboons since 1978. Here are some ideas to deal with stress I thought of while watching this documentary:
4. Stop thinking of multi-tasking and hard working as positive traits! My experience working with lots of small businesses over the years has shown me that people feel more important if they feel busy. Like their self worth is defined by how many emails, phone calls and meetings they have. I try to follow God’s lead and set up systems that run themselves instead: ecosystem, the food chain, our bodies- shoot, He even found a way to automate prayer!
5. Join a support group. Find ways that you can connect with people in similar situations. Don’t you think a zebra feels at least a little bit better running from a lion in a herd rather than on his own?