How Stress is Misunderstood and What There is To Do About It

How Stress Impacts You and Your Family, and Why “Avoiding” Stress is Not the Answer

How we think about stress matters

Stress is a set of symptoms, and not how you feel when you’re affected by stress

examples of symptoms of stress

Stress is bad, but not only necessarily why you think it is

Symptoms of stressfulness are bad for you, pre-pregnancy conditioning of a woman’s body, and the development of child in the womb.

PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY IMPACTS OF STRESS

IMPACTS OF STRESS ON FAMILY PLANNING, PREGNANCY & PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT

The regulation of the HPA axis changes dramatically over the course of gestation with profound implications for the mother and the fetus. One of the most significant changes during pregnancy is the development of the placenta, a fetal organ with significant endocrine properties. During pregnancy, CRH is released from the placenta into both the maternal and fetal compartments. In contrast to the negative feedback regulation of hypothalamic CRH, cortisol increases the production of CRH from the placenta. Placental CRH (pCRH) concentrations rise exponentially over the course of gestation. In addition to its effects on pCRH, maternal cortisol passes through the placenta. However, the effects of maternal cortisol on the fetus are modulated by the presence of p11βHSD2 which oxidizes it into an inactive form, cortisone. Activity of this enzyme increases as pregnancy advances and then drops precipitously so that maternal cortisol is available to promote maturation of the fetal lungs, central nervous system, as well as other organ systems.
Physiologic Stress Response in Relation to Preterm Birth
The predictors, mediators, and moderators of the effects of pregnancy anxiety on preterm birth.

SYMPTOMS OF STRESS ARE BAD FOR YOU, AND THEY CAN ALSO SEEM ADDICTIVE

OPPORTUNITY COSTS OF LIVING WITH STRESS

When you’re out to avoid stress, you’re “stressing-out”

The opposite of stressfulness is not actively avoiding stressfulness. Actually, there is no opposite to stressfulness. As a matter of fact, when you actively concern yourself with and act to avoid stressfulness, you are generating perceptions and conditions for the onset of the symptoms of stressfulness.

Imagine and create for yourself a lifestyle of fitness, peace-of-mind, mental resilience, gratefulness, and enjoyment. Engage in pursuits for living well and enthusiastically. (End-up with a stress-free life without ever concerning yourself with the bogeyman of stress.)

HOW YOU SEE IT IS HOW YOU BRING THE JUICE

Stress: It’s all about you

There are conditions that set the stage for the onset of the symptoms of stressfulness within you. Symptoms of stressfulness within you are are the consequences of the conditions that set the stage for stressfulness. The conditions that set the stage for stress are all about you.

Maintaining your well-being, you may save your life, and save your family some heartache too

WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE BODY IS GOOD FOR THE MIND AND SPIRIT

WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE MIND AND SPIRIT IS GOOD FOR THE BODY

Enlighten your mind, evolve your actions, and live a great life (that just happens to be stress-free)

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There are at least two approaches to behavior change (that can yield a life that just so happens to be stress-free):

Whereas cognitive discernment and acceptance is a practice of self-awareness, perception and communication such that mastery of intellectual context, language, and emotional relevance impact your views and beliefs and drive you to behave correlated to adaptive views and authentic beliefs.

Stressfulness happens, so then what?

Five steps to overcome the “feeling stressed” moments

(1.) Notice your posture

(2.) Notice your breathing

(3.) Count backward from five aloud to yourself

(4.) Meditate or Practice Being Present-in-the-Moment

(5.) Un-collapse the, “I am so stressed,” statement

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