Good stress versus Bad stress. Did you know that anxiety is linked to stress?
What is Stress?
Stress is a stimulus that creates pressure or tension. Scientists identify three (3) forms of stress due to:
- Your need for survival, such as food, water, medical attention
- Your need to be productive in an office or work environment
- Experiences such as problems you need to resolve in your personal, social, and work relationships
Have you heard of “Good Stress” Versus “Bad Stress”? And how to identify what type of stress you are experiencing!
- Beginning that can be identified
- Ending that can be recognized and met
- The solution is quick to find
- Your abilities may be stimulated
Bad Stress (chronic)
- Unresolved stress
- Sense of helplessness or hopelessness
- Feeling like our problem will never end
- Feeling trapped
Good stress can be constructive. It helps you get the best out of yourself and explore new frontiers. The list of “Bad/Chronic Stress” and serious health issues is impressive!
Ongoing, chronic stress, causes, or exacerbates many serious health problems. This includes Mental health problems (such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders), and Cardiovascular disease (heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke).
Physical symptoms of stress include:
Low energy, headaches, upset stomach (including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea), aches, pains, and tense muscles, chest pain and rapid heartbeat, insomnia, frequent colds and infections, loss of sexual desire and/or ability.
You can find Online this and many more Scholarly articles for clinical consequences of chronic stress.
Can you Identify Yourself?
The other day Amy, one of our clients, was sharing with me what she had just discovered.
Brain training helped her to reduce her chronic anxiety significantly. I regularly see it completely disappear pretty quickly in young children or pre-teens. Sometimes it takes longer but results are always here if we give ourselves enough time to change!
For Amy, being less anxious, she found herself less in need of controlling her husband and her kids. She said she was more at peace and did not need to always know what her husband was doing, where he was going, and so on. As you can imagine her relationship got much better and love replaced fears!
Often, chronic anxiety is something you have since you were very young. I also regularly see it as a consequence of “pushing yourself” too much and for too long”! It is what Scientists will identify as “bad stress”!
Amy did not come for anxiety, she came for sleep disorders.
Being anxious always has an important impact on your mood, your behaviors, and the choices you make in life (which are very rarely in your best interest).
Another way to see if you are anxious is to look at the people around you, particularly:
- Your kids – do they manifest anxiety? Or
- Your own pets and their behaviors.
What do they mirror back to you? Sometimes it is easy to recognize, sometimes it is more subtle, but it is worth doing it because awareness is what will bring you joy, success, and inner peace, as long as you decide to change and correct what you need to correct.
At InnerOptimal we have a “Quantum Potential Measurement”. This is a European tool based on emotional intelligence and scientifically recognized.
Call us to know how you can benefit from this evaluation. Many clients use it to become more aware of their talents and potential (often hidden). Others use it when they are looking for a change of career. Young adults do this evaluation to help them choose their career.
You deserve “Health, Wealth, and Happiness!”
Gregg Braden “Human by design, from evolution by chance to transformation by choice”