Three in four Britons felt so stressed at least once during 2018 that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope, according to the biggest survey conducted into the impact of stress.
Stress is a healthy reaction from our brains that is meant to be uncomfortable. It’s nature’s way of letting us know that something is wrong, and we need to act to put it right. But it isn’t always a helpful response.
It is helpful when we use this stress response to act and form a plan. But the difficulty is when our emotional thinking brains worry and ruminate over the message, causing us to feel stressed and anxious. The key thing is to recognise that we have a choice in how we respond.
Using The Chimp Model, we demonstrate how we can learn to recognise the messages coming into our brains and rather than react as we have always done, start to respond in the way that we want to and turn stress into action.