Cox- The power of space

Cox- The power of space - K athleen C ox 1 The Power of...

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1 The Power of Space e live in a stress-filled time where rapidly changing technology is our lives. We've lost valuable old anchors that were connected to a slower pace, which contributed to balance and stability. Many today's "creature comforts" rob us a deeper comfort once accompanied a more manageable lifestyle. computer is indispensable invaluable, but it has created an impersonal world we commune with a screen not face-to-face the people who are important to us. cell phone allows us to stay in touch in "touchy-feely" way personal communication. It easily dis- rupts a private moment destroys mood. Our work has become so portable we often do some from home. But we still remain chained desk, even when real desk is miles away. Too many us are trying to fifty things at once, even a juggler can successfully kept fifty balls moving in the air. new lifestyle is leaving us frazzled, overwhelmed, battling stress. human body is programmed handle a certain amount tension 3
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4 . The Power of VJS[U Living and anxiety. When a siruation or circumstance threatens us, our "tlighr fight" mechanism goes into effecr. Our brain releases neurotransmitters "chemical messengers" that send a warning to adrenal glands. glands respond by releasing a combination hormones prepare body meet the danger. We become alert sharply focused so thar we can think clearly. During this heightened state awareness, we actually perform better are prepared get through crisis. But too many us now live in a chronic stress where these lifesav- ing mechanisms attached to flight-or-fight syndrome never shut down. This condition is threatening health. suffer from headaches, back- aches, insomnia, indigestion, chronic frustration. feel overwhelmed, irritable, moody. blood pressure has shot up immune sys- tems struggle to keep us free serious illnesses. If you are saying, "Oh, but this isn't me," consider these statistics recent studies. Stress causes health problems 43 percent all American adults, at least 75 all primary-care physician visits are due to stress. number workers in United States who highly stressed on job has more than doubled 1985 to 1995, nearly half all working Americans suffering "burnour." Burnout is another word for stress. Chronic makes candidates for strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, sex- ual dysfunction (including infertility miscarriage), anxiety disorders, depression. stress is linked three top ten causes death: disease, cerebrovascular disease (strokes), suicide. So if accept commonly held belief stress is an unavoidable part life, dancing with stress, your survival may depend reducing tension a manageable level-no matter how com- plicated life. majority us attribute stress to conflicting demands push pull ar us from every conceivable direction. struggle rhe
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5 The Power of Space demands our job and the family horne-and we usually sacrifice own needs in process. But there's another frequently overlooked factor that can contribute to stress. How many you under- stand your horne workplace be sources of discomfort, rather than comfort-that can feed
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