You will probably think I’m nuts when I say this, but stress is a good thing. As long as you keep it at a low, normal level that is. From a purely biological point of view, you need stress to survive as a species. Stress is what keeps you alert and kicks your instinct into a fight or flee mode when in the presence of a dangerous situation.
So, if stress is a good thing why do we make such a big fuss about it? Well, stress isn’t what should concern you. Instead, we should focus on this tendency of constantly being in a fight mode when there is no real danger around. Unless you’re in the middle of a war zone or starving, you shouldn’t be that stressed about work – you’re wasting time and years of your life.
I’ve been there and it took me a while too to realize what was causing me so much stress. It didn’t work and that student loan I had to pay. It was me. I was putting myself in a constant fighting mode for no reason. During a life coaching session, I came to terms with the fact that I had to cut myself some slack. If cutting down my hours at work made my manager think I wasn’t committing myself enough to the job, then I definitely was in the wrong company.
Switching careers was the first step to a stress-free life. The second was letting go of coffee and switching to organic Chaga tea. Drinking wild Chaga mushroom tea meant my immune system improved and my energy levels were up, which led me to sleep better at night and actually unplug and rest! Something I hadn’t done in years!
The organic Chaga benefits played a huge role in getting my health up to speed. What followed was a more mindful lifestyle and a daily routine where I only allow the normal levels of stress.