Like anything, the stress response can become a habit. Once something becomes a "new normal," it's easy to forget what real relaxation feels like. That's why you need to make the relaxation response a habit and make that your "new normal."
How do you know how low your stress can get? You train your brain to to exit stress mode as quickly as possible and as often as possible.
In 30 days, you'll have gotten into the habit of practicing research-based, proven stress management techniques. After 30 days, you'll know which ones work best for you so you can maintain your new relaxation response habit. After 30 days, a lower stress level will be your "new normal."