Good ol’ Webster defines stress as a condition in which an individual fails to make a satisfactory adaption.
An article named “Too Much Stress Burns Out Brain Cells” is the title of an article that discusses recent research finds. Whenever a person moves into a flight-or-fight response to stressful situations, adrenaline and cortisol are released into the bloodstream by the adrenal glands. Apparently, prolonged exposure to stress and continual release of these hormones can accelerate the aging of the brain cells and lead to the impairment of learning and memory. I am described to have a flight response to stressful situations. Meaning I tend to overlook, avoid, keep my mouth shut, and attempt to forget what it is that is stressful. This build up is said to have worse side effects. Low self esteem depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and fear.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day is enough trouble of its own.”…..Matthew 6 25-34.