Eliminating Energy Drains Winston Salem NC

Have you ever noticed how much energy it takes to stew about something? Stress is your body's response to an undesirable situation. When you experience an event you perceive as stressful, the stress hormone adrenaline is released.

Catholic Social Services
(336) 727-0705
627 W 2nd St
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Grace Court Counseling
(336) 750-0706
453 W End Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Victorious Joy Fellowship Church
(336) 749-9461
1620 Cranberry Hill Ln
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Center of Well Being
(336) 794-2343
1338 Ashley Sq
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Branches Holistic Health and Wellness Center
(336) 723-1011
1001 Reynolda Rd
Winston Salem, NC
 
Black David
(336) 773-0900
840 W 4th St
Winston Salem, NC
 
Brown Jayne
(336) 722-9592
523 Summit St
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Boeving Alexandra Phd
(336) 716-1284
300 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC
 
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(336) 768-9264
3779 Vest Mill Rd
Winston Salem, NC
 
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(336) 722-7300
2200 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC
 

Eliminating Energy Drains

Have you ever noticed how much energy it takes to stew about something? Stress is your body's response to an undesirable situation. When you experience an event you perceive as stressful, the stress hormone adrenaline is released. Your heart beats faster, your breath quickens, and your blood pressure rises. Your liver increases its output of blood sugar, and blood flow is diverted to your brain and muscles. You're now ready to "fight or take flight." After the threat passes, your body relaxes again.

You may be able to handle an occasional stressful event, but when it happens repeatedly, the effects compound over time and can have negative effects on your health. Long-term, stress has been shown to cause heart disease, ulcers, high blood pressure and low immunity.

You either reduce stress with energy deposits or increase stress with energy drains. Some people expose themselves to constant energy drains. To reduce stress, you must seek to minimize things that sap your energy:

Time commitments. When I began my speaking business in 1992, I joined seven professional organizations to expand my network of contacts. After a year of attending all those meetings, I dreaded the thought of going. I stepped back and evaluated each one of them in terms of my return on time: "What do I receive from this membership?" "Is my investment of time and money worth the benefits I receive?" "Has this organization directly impacted my bottom line?"

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