Learn to Unwind
How do we energise and unwind without the use of substances such as a coffee or three in the morning and a glass or four of wine at night?
In what way can we manage our workload to increase productivity when there is so much to be done?
How can we relax internally to be able to communicate effectively all the time?
We have two parts of the autonomic nervous system:
One is the fight and flight mechanism (sympathetic nervous system) which we mostly tap into these days and the other is the rest and digest (para-sympathetic nervous system) which we only feel occasionally.
This means the world has turned back to front and the challenge with this is our health, communication and productivity.
How can we keep our friends, family and working life in balance and at peace when we are functioning in this manner?
One day something's gonna crack!!
There are many simple techniques to switch from one nervous system to the other just as we do in life!
Think about a reaction to a life-threatening event: when we find ourselves face-to-face with a mountain lion, the stress response dramatically increases our chances of surviving.
We've all heard stories of fantastic feats: the mum lifting a car off her trapped child, the fire fighter carrying a man twice his size from a burning building. These are the benefits of the sympathetic nervous system. Any time we respond quickly and decisively when a life is at stake, this is the system to thank.
The autonomic nervous system controls all the body's involuntary processes: respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, gastric juice secretion, peristalsis, body temperature, and so on. It has two main components or branches-the sympathetic and the parasympathetic.
When we feel stressed, our brain activates the sympathetic nervous system, which has come to be known as the fight-or-flight response. This causes the adrenal medulla to secrete adrenaline (also called epinephrine), a hormone that circulates through the bloodstream, affecting almost every organ.
Adrenaline revs up the body to survive a threat to life and limb:
A body pumped up to fight or run, and a mind that is hyper alert.
Heart Attack, Cancer, High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Depression, Many health risks.