Most people with families, careers, hobbies and other obligations wish there were just a few more hours in the day. A busy lifestyle leaves you running from place to place, always running late. It’s hard to keep up with so many obligations and you can start to feel overwhelmed and stressed.
Long-term stress like this can create negative responses in the body leading to cardiovascular diseases, metabolic issues and even cognitive problems. Stress is a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Research concludes that our ability to make decisions is also widely affected by stress. Long-term stress makes us switch from a flexible decision making process to one that’s more rigid and inflexible.
Running the rat race is a dominant source of stress for many people. In order to avoid more stress, you can manage your time better. In turn, you’ll be taking care of your brain health.