October through April are the most stressful months for most Mainers. It’s dark, cold, financially demanding, time constraining and energy draining. Family, friends, gifts and parties. As much as we love these things, they take their toll.
Our ability to adapt to stress is a function of the master controller of the body, the nervous system. If the nervous system is not communicating properly with the rest of the body it’s like an internet connection that keeps dropping signals. The result? Poor function, poor adaptation to your commands. Fine tuning the nervous system and ensuring that there is no disruption to communication will make you more adaptable to your in-laws bickering, the turkey and alcohol binging and the kids not wanting to sleep. If you don’t know how your system is functioning you should have it checked.