Are you setting yourself up for a stress related disease? Are you shortening your own lifespan? Over time, the allostatic load of stress on the body can no longer be mitigated by the sympathetic nervous system. We end up with impaired immunity, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, bone demineralization, atrophy of brain nerve cells, hippocampus damage, growth of the amygdala, depression, anxiety…and the list goes on. Meditation decrease the allostatic load. How many minutes can you spare today for meditation or some simple re-framing? What’s stopping you?
If you’d like to learn more about how this works in the body and how to gain mastery over this cycle, read New Beliefs, New Brain.