Surprising Things that Spike Cortisol
Have you ever thought about what’s actually creating stress in your body?
Because it might not be what you think.
YES, there are the usual suspects:
❗ Running late for work
❗ Toddlers throwing tantrums in public
❗ Getting stuck in a traffic jam
❗ The list of to-do’s that never seems to get done
But here are some others:
❗ Staying up late
❗ Scrolling screens before bed
❗ Chugging coffee instead of food
Any of these things trigger the cascade of stress hormones. That means any of them (if repeated over time) can disrupt cortisol and contribute to chronic health issues.
I’m ready to flip the narrative on this.
Instead of normalizing habits and lifestyles that stress the body, don’t you think it’s time we start normalizing habits and lifestyles that put the body in a state of feeling safe and calm?
I’ll share some of my ideas on how to do that in upcoming posts.