Peace comes from mind and hope

Peace comes from mind and hope

Stress is a common part of daily life and has been linked to damaging both our mental and physical health. The modern life contains an overload of information can lead to an excess of cortisol, the chemical released as part of the mind’s ‘fight or flight’ response.

Stress can be a cause of great anxiety, but focusing on life’s essentials can help alienate some of this. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee spoke to Steve Wright about the ‘four pillars’ of wellbeing – sleep, food, relaxation and movement – each one dependent on keeping the impact of stress to a minimum.

A major source of stress is a heavy workload and deadlines that appear impossible to meet. But while urgency and importance may seem like exactly the same thing, there’s actually a big difference between them. Urgent tasks are short-term and often reactive, while important ones include our long-term goals.

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