Moodmetric Measurement is a tool for individual stress management
- You learn to recognize your stressors and what makes you relax
- You feel and perform better at work, home and play
- The measurement helps you to prevent burnout
Stress is the body’s natural response. We experience stress as long as there is life. With stress reaction, our brain gives commands to the body that aim to keep us active, motivated and healthy.
The strength of stress reactions depend on how active the sympathetic nervous system is. High activity is a sign of the fight or flight response.
Deactivation of the sympathetic nervous system restarts recovery.
From the stress management point of view, it is important to learn how our own body reacts to different situations. Where someone feels calm in a crowd, someone else might become stressed. The need for recovery is dependent on the individual, not the situation.
There is no need to fear stress. It is good to learn to recognize what is the right amount of stress for me.
Chronic stress is a state where there is too little recovery in relation to the load, and the situation gets prolonged. The starting point of any stress management and the precondition for all well-being is that the autonomic nervous system is balanced out on a daily basis.
Prolonged stress can be caused by our brain concluding that we are in continuous danger. This results in the stress reaction activating easily and recovery not being as fast as with a normally healthy person.
A person with prolonged stress often experiences difficulty in concentrating and decision making, shortsightedness, continuous feeling of hurry, anxiety, lack of empathy and aggressiveness. Inability to rest when having the opportunity to do so.
Physical symptoms can include, for example, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweating, reoccuring flus, stomach problems, nausea, and backaches.
Chronic stress is a threat to health, performance and good life.
Chronic stress is often the underlying reason for some mental and physical illnesses, such anxiety, depression, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, skin problems, and even cancer.
Burnout is often a consequence of chronic stress.