live in a constant state or worry or agitation, stress hormones cascade
through your body keeping many body systems activated. This can be very
draining for you and can cause unwanted physical consequences. |
Some stress is more like excitement and helps accomplish tasks and goals. This type of energy boost should be temporary and dissipate. If you notice you are always on high alert, contemplate the origin. Are you truly in a dangerous situation which you should leave? Were you conditioned to be afraid by a current or former abuser?
Take steps to be safe, as your instinct may be trying to alert you. If you are safe and still feel constantly agitated, prioritize self care. Bring your focus to the present moment, this is a technique which can dissolve residual stress.