Check in right now with how you’re feeling.
- Serenity releases the feel-good hormones such dopamine, endorphins, oxycotin, seratonin.
- Stress releases the counter-regulatory hormones such as adrenaline, catecholamines, cortisol, vasopressin.
While it’s true stress hormones have their place, continuous unwarranted stress depletes those hormones leaving you defenseless when they’re needed for more important times. Immediate and life-threatening instances like illness, injury, emergency and real wild beasts are reasons they are there for our protection and survival.
Additionally, over-stimulation of stress hormones cause the flow of healthy hormones to be suppressed. Even a few minutes a day of meditation will allow some healthy hormonal flow in your body to help it be more resilient to daily stressors.