There can be A LOT going on during the holidays: Social events, family obligations, full schedules, financial strains, loneliness, social anxiety… and as a result: maybe overindulgence or overconsumption of too much alcohol.
There’s been plenty of media coverage (including the National Post) recently for something called Dopamine Fasting. Since stress is a concern that many of us have on an ongoing basis, I thought it might be a useful idea for us to explore.
Understanding stress better: Biologically speaking, the reason why we experience stress is as a survival mechanism. Experiencing stress is our body’s way of letting us know that there’s something for us to pay attention to.