Originally posted by Mark Josefsberg on May 26, 2015 at markjosefsberg.com.
Human beings have the (unfortunate) ability to experience stress, with all its physical manifestations, even before a stressful event has taken place. And, just by thinking, we can re-experience the stress response months or years after a past event.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Perhaps because it’s oddly comfortable. It’s how we know who we are. It’s an addictive mind/body habit. Our bi-directional neural connections strengthen and deepen. Even our hormones get in on the act to reinforce the stress habit.