"Survival mode" is the first dimension of human development. It is the most basic instinct of all living creatures. In some parts of the world “survival” consists of finding water to stay alive. In war torn parts of the world it means kill or be killed. In the corporate world it means crushing the competition before they crush you. For the working class ”survival” means paying your mounting bills. For the environmentalists it means solving global warming before it is too late. What do all of these examples of survival have in common? Answer: In all of these various scenarios people are experiencing the stress of “survival mode.” Stress shuts down the problem-solving part of the brain and causes us to make quick decisions that may or may not be for the best. The path that lead out of survival mode requires us to leave worries behind and expand our focus to higher levels of well-being. In higher levels of well-being our brains will have a better chance at finding solutions to our survival challenges.
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Long-term Stress Leads to Addiction
The powerful chemicals that produce the fight or flight response are highly addictive. You may think your stress is circumstantial, but it's not. More often than not, stress is a choice. If you want stress to end, you can make a choice right this minute to make a change or ask for help. Watch videos about stress.
95% of visits to the physician are stress related.
Stress contributes to conditions like:
- heart disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- memory impairment
- skin conditions, such as eczema
- difficulty sleeping
- heart disease
- digestive problems
- autoimmune diseases
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