If you are stressed out, you are not alone. There are a lot of things that cause stress in our modern everyday lives. "A growing body of research suggests that minor, everyday stress — caused by flight delays, traffic jams, cellphones that run out of battery during an important call, etc. — can harm health, too, and even shorten life spans."
"Chronic daily hassles can lead to increased blood pressure, which puts you at risk for heart disease, said Carolyn Aldwin, director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University. She said it can also raise the levels of our stress hormones, a process that affects our immune system, and can lead to chronic inflammation, a condition associated with a host of serious illnesses, including cancer."
So what are we to do? Each day is inevitably filled with dozens of small irritants that can set off our stress hormones. How are we to navigate through our modern world while staying healthy and happy?
Researcher Vanessa Patrick said, “Being mindful of small, everyday pleasures … can help dampen the impact of every day annoyances and contribute greatly to our happiness and well-being.”
In The Light Way coaching program you create a personalized strategy for managing every day stress. Through creating a supportive relaxing environment, eliminating toxins and simplifying life, you are better equipped to stay healthy and happy.
The original Star Tribune story was printed in the Sunday March 25, 2018 edition. The original story can be found here.
Jessica Mutunga is passionate about good simple living that focuses on relationships, food and creating a supportive healthy environment. She is The Light Way Coach.