I had a game plan.
I was going to eat my avocado, cucumber smoothie for breakfast, my bok choi tofu soup for lunch, and chicken with cauliflower rice and salad for dinner. How prepared is that? A fool proof day if you ask me...
I got into work at 8am and opened up my email.
My inbox looked horrendous and it was T-minus 3 hours before I had a big cooking demonstration in front of 30 very important people. My job depended on a cool, calm, and fun presentation and I was racing against the clock to prepare for it.
I immediately felt my stress hormone, cortisol, surge through my blood. My heart started racing and I felt the animal-like survival instincts come out of me.