Entries by Anca Ramsden

What is stress?

Psychological stress is, quite simply, a defensive reaction. When we feel defensive our brain automatically tells our body to produce adrenaline to give us extra energy and physical strength to fight or flee. This is called the fight or flight or freeze stress reaction and this defense reaction was researched by neuroscientist Walter Cannon in […]

Am I stressed?

If you answer ‘Yes’ to any one of the questions below, you could benefit from reducing your stress levels with StressAce I am over-reacting to situations I feel irritable for no reason I worry a lot I frequently feel tired and unmotivated I rarely feel happy I am forgetful I need caffeine, alcohol or drugs […]

Why stress can rob athletes of success.

The biggest problem athletes face, is that no matter how fit and prepared they may be for an event, they can never be 100 percent certain that they will be performing at their best during that  event..The reason is that the stress of pressure on the field harms performance. And the best way  to insure […]

Need to STOP stress now?

Step 1  Remove yourself from the stressful situation, if possible. Take a walk, go to a quiet spot, if that’s not possible go to step two or do any of the steps that feel comfortable. Step 2  Make a positive decision.  Very very slowly say to yourself: “I want to calm down”, very slowly: “I […]

Twelve steps to less stress now

 The basics Go to bed in time to get three hours sleep Eat three healthy meals every day – if you have no appetite make them small Get 30 minutes of hard exercise per day Be realistic Set a small goal that you can achieve today Be practical about how much you can get done […]

Stress intelligence in the 21st century

What you should know about stress and how to use it intelligently What is stress intelligence? Busting the stress myths Why stress is bad for you and what to do about it How to control stress, before it controls you Make stress work for you with StressAce What to do about stress Why stress can […]