The focus of much of our society is to do more and do it faster. Unfortunately, as much as we like quick video downloads and speedy internet; not waiting in line and getting things out of the way, this constant 'up' mode invokes the stress response. Keep it going and you have chronic stress, which can lead to serious illness.
Need a break? Just playing calm music or giving yourself a little breathing room can calm the response. In this article, the Health Ranger gives us some soothing tips to reduce daily stress.