In the 2017 report “Stress in America”, the American Psychological Association found that US adults who report that they constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts are significantly more stressed than those who don’t check them as frequently.
The swooping sensation in the gut commonly known as ‘butterflies in the stomach’ is a normal and natural bodily response. But why should thinking about an upcoming presentation, sporting event or even a date make us feel this way?
We’ve blogged before about how taking a break is good for your levels of concentration, but this time we want to focus on procrastination - the ultimate obstacle to just. getting. things. done! Given that this post is all about getting to it, we’ll do just that.
When we’re stressed, heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure all increase. And when we breathe deeply, we’re mimicking the way we feel just before we fall asleep or when we first wake up - two of the moments when our bodies are most relaxed.