Cortisol levels and depression
They did a study of people, having them check their cortisol levels when they were feeling depressed and it was the equivalent of a person having been punched in the face.
you ever been punched in the face?
Not really as an adult
Not depression, rather feeling lonely. They were asked to check their levels when lonely in this study: "When John and his colleagues added up the data, they were startled. Feeling lonely, it turned out, caused your cortisol levels to absolutely soar - as much as some of the most disturbing things that can happen to you. Becoming acutely lonely, the experiment found, was as stressful as experiencing a physical attack. It's worth repeating. Being deeply lonely seemed to cause as much stress as being punched by a stranger."
so how do you lower it?
I don't know. Get a hamster or one of those well socialized rats
sure hope the answer isn't meditation, proper diet, proper sleep and avoiding drugs and alcohol
Well, it's all connected. If you don't get good sleep, you're more likely to eat poorly. And then it becomes a cycle. If you don't meditate, you don't think clearly. How do I unf*ck myself. I mean I don't meditate. I just dont fill my head with too many YouTube ads.
Getting punched in the face doesn't really cause that much stress though. You either get stunned or wanna punch back.
Given my personality, I get punched alllllll the time
I don't know. I would say it's pretty distressing
Feeling overpowered in ground grappling. That's stressful. But more in like a, ok I gotta solve this math problem in less than 5 seconds kinda stress
ever see Fight Club?
No, but I did watch Space Balls