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DON’T JUST survive – THRIVE

Survival mode is a state that your brain enters into when you’re under continual stress. It is triggered by sustained high cortisol levels. But how serious must the stress be to push us into survival mode?

The shocking truth is that we may be taking our stress levels too lightly; many of us may be operating in survival mode every day.

According to neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart, these are the signs that your cortisol levels are high: sleep issues, heartburn, reflux, acid indigestion, headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, and craving caffeine and chocolate.

If you tick each one of those boxes, don’t panic. Keep reading to understand how your cortisol levels work, what survival mode is, how it is negatively affecting you, and how – starting today – you can

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