Stress is unavoidable and can, under the right conditions, even be beneficial. We can’t escape stress, but we can befriend it. We can learn to control our stress response and channel that energy in constructive and creative ways. If you’re experiencing chronic stress or feeling constantly on edge chances are you’ve got an overactive sympathetic nervous system. This is the branch of your nervous system that dictates the fight or flight response. It can take a few tweaks and some new habits but with consistency and willingness, you can transform chronic stress and use it to your advantage. This means more well-being, mental health, physical resilience, inner calm, insight, creativity, and healing.