For better or worse, stress has become our unavoidable daily companion and is no longer considered a symptom of illness. In low doses it can result in an increase in adrenaline levels which lead to heightened productivity, but it is no secret that successful and active people are most like to fall prey to stress overload.
When our stress levels become unhealthy we find ourselves feeling worn-out and apathetic, with impaired communication and problem-solving skills. These are all warning signs of burnout - a sure sign that we should actively address our response to stress and develop our stress-management skills.
Anti-stress programmes have been enjoying an increased popularity lately, both in the West and the East. Zen Zone recommends the Eastern approach to stress management. In India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia holistic healing leads to almost miraculous results, helping us overcome the symptoms of burnout and endowing us with a mental armour that keeps us safe from unhealthy stress long after our return home.