Originally posted on http://blog.ambronite.com/post/168219856115.
The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.
? Jon Kabat-Zinn
Even superheroes need to slow down sometimes?
We’re back again with another article in the Ambronite Superhero Series series, where we take a deep dive into the traits and characteristics that make up a modern day superhero.
Last time around we covered human movement. We looked at how the way we move (and how often we choose to do so) can impact our quality of life and the path we are able to take.
This time, we’re shifting away from the physical body and more into the mental space (although the two are very much interchangeable and interconnected).
We’ll examine the relationships we harbour with our minds and the surrounding environment. We’ll explore the built-in human stress response and all its weird and wonderful pros and cons.
And perhaps most importantly, we’ll look at actionable tips and ideas that we can all use to find peace, reduce stress, and thrive in the crazy modern world we live in.
Let’s get started, superhero.
The Human Stress Response: Caveman Bodies in a Futuristic World
These days when we talk about stress, we typically frame it in a negative way. To have stress in your life or to be ‘stressed out? is usually thought of as a bad thing.
And for good reasons?
A few facts about stress and stress related illnesses from The Global Organization for Stress include:
All fairly scary statistics.
But here’s the strange thing…