What is Stress?
Stress is the way in which we react physically, mentally, and/or emotionally to various conditions, changes, and demands of life. Many individuals fail to realize that stress can directly influence how you will feel and think on a regular basis. Sources of stress can be either positive or negative, whether you realize it or not. For example, positive stress can be beneficial and motivating and negative stress can cause anxiety and even health problems.
In daily life, we often use the term "stress" to describe negative situations. This leads many people to believe that all stress is bad for you, which is not true. Stress is part of our fundamental survival system. Positive stress can help us meet daily challenges and also motivates us to meet our goals. For instance, what you feel before an important job presentation, test, interview or sporting event, may give you the extra energy you need to perform at your best. Stress is also like a vital warning system called "fight or flight," it helps to avoid physical and stressful situations. Specifically while driving, you have to slam on the brakes in order to avoid an accident. A little of this stress can help keep you on your toes, ready to rise to a challenge.
Negative stress is the “most popular” kind of stress. It’s a stress that causes negative implication such as anxiety, fatigue, depression, unhappiness and other illnesses. An example of physical negative stress is when we are working on many projects and responsibility beyond what we can do, or when we no longer have time to relax and even get enough sleep. On the other hand, a source of negative emotional stress is when we don’t have good relationships with the people around us. Other forms of stress can be coping with a divorce, death of a loved one, school and even your job. When we are met with negative stress, it often blocks our happiness and success and if it is prolonged, we can become emotionally, mentally and physically sick....