"Fight" or "Flight" Response
So the question for today is this . . . are you a "fight" or "flight" person in today's crazy world?
We "ALL" do it . . . so what does this mean???
Well . . . the "fight" or "flight" response is an automatic physiological reaction to an event that is "perceived" as stressful or frightening.
You see . . . the "perception" of a threatening activity . . . activates the sympathetic nervous system (limbic system) and triggers an acute stress response that prepares the body to , . .
"FIGHT" or "FLEE"!
But guess what???
There's even 1 more part to this action or reaction . . . and that would be . . .
Okay . . . so let's better understand . . .
There are 3 stages to any stressful situation in life . . .
ALARM . . . which is also called the "stress response" occurs when we "first perceive" something as stressful. And with this . . . the body initiates the "fight or flight" response.
RESISTANCE . . . is when the "perceived" stress continues and the body stays activated at a higher metabolic level in an effort to offset the persistent stress.