Could Stress Actually Be Good For You?

TranquilpenStarred Page By Tranquilpen, 1st Feb 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A mild degree of pressure actually increases your productivity and creativity. Positive stress can even challenge us to excel.


A healthy measure of good stress can mobilize a student to spend an extra hour behind her books, sharpen a Lawyer’s mind to be alert and to use the best possible arguments. It helps the athlete put in the extra effort needed to make the winning difference, or energizes a nurse or a doctor to handle a crisis.

...and when it's bad

Long –term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. It can raise your blood pressure, suppress your immune system, and increase your risk of stroke and heart attack. It can also exasserbate infertility and markedly speed up the aging process. It can even leave you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.

So, what to do about it

Managing stress is all about taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment and the way you deal with problems. It means changing stressful situations when you can, changing your reaction when you can’t and making time for rest and relaxation.
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As Andre' Hartslief, I strongly believe, that In life, there are no justified resentments.”We the old legends will become relics and fade away, while new giants emerge in our world of sobering truths.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd Feb 2013 (#)

great article thank you Tranquilpen...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
3rd Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you Delicia, much appreciated comments.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Feb 2013 (#)

Very well told, TP. You have said it all but succinctly. The stress threshold varies according to our mental make-up and some do thrive in them. In fact, they need daily dose of stress for a good night's sleep - siva

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Feb 2013 (#)

This is a well balanced article Andre' and an interesting Star page.. I am so delighted that I can catch up with your work once more..

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author avatar Retired
7th Mar 2013 (#)

Very interesting, TP. :)

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