The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly about Stress
by John Thurman
Stress spelled backwards means desserts. While a slice of Coconut Cream Pie and the Village Inn might give you a little relief from stress, you will probably feel more depressed within a couple of hours after the sugar burns off.
With that happy notion, in this second article about the good, the bad, and the ugly about stress we will see just how big a deal stress is.
I do not want to sound like some cold-hearted, number cruncher, but having a working knowledge of how stress impacts our culture is an important step in lowering the negative impact of stress and stress related diseases.
Having spent some time in my life mismanaging stress, anxiety, and worry I hope to give you some tools that will help you deal with it in your life.
The impact of Stress, Anxiety, and Worry
The following information is from the American Psychological Association and comes from their publication, Stress In America, (2013) You can reference it at www.stressinamerica.org.
The top stressors listed in the survey were:
Stress, Anxiety, and Worry impact us in 5 areas
Two Major Types of Stress
Positive Stress (Eustress) - challenges, new tasks, growth, stretching for a goal/dream. It is the type of stress that motivates and inspires.
Negative Stress (Distress) - drains us mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Bottom line is that the more eustress, of positive stress we have the better we will manage out distress.
Looking forward to sharing some Stress Busting Tips with you.
Have a great week.
John is a Counselor, Author, Speaker and Photographer that helps people "Get a Grip on Life."