EU Living Magazine v6 English - Page 17

ULTIMATELY, STRESS ITSELF IS NOT DESTRUCTIVE, BUT THE WAY WE DEAL WITH IT CAN BE. Stress debilitates when it disconnects us from those we love, chronically distracts us from our responsibilities, or interferes with our self-care. Alternatively, our natural stress responses can produce some remarkably productive behaviours in challenging situations. The trick is to choose how we respond, rather than being controlled by impulses. EVERY DAY IS FILLED WITH NEW CHALLENGES, LEARN TO ADAPT WITH EASE. & CHOOSE HEALTHY RESPONSES TO STRESS Channel stress energy spikes into physical activity Aim for productivity over avoidance behaviours Get adequate sleep and eat whole foods to assist in hormone regulation Post-stress, take time to process your emotions either in writing or with a loved one / 17