A mild degree of stress can help to increase focus, speed, alertness, stamina and strength, especially when carrying out a project.
In a stressful situation, the nervous system gets activated. The hypothalamus sends signals to the adrenal glands, which leads to secretion of adrenaline and cortisol hormones into the blood. The result will be irregular and faster heartbeat, shallow breathing, higher blood pressure and increased metabolism, which prepare the person to react quickly and more effectively. However, if such phenomenon gets repeated over and over again, it causes several problems in life, varying from health to relationships, affecting general vitality and the overall quality of life.
In fact when stress gets overwhelming and poorly managed, its negative effects appear!
It is therefore not possible to eliminate stress completely from our lives; it is not even advisable to do so. However, we can educate ourselves to manage it in such a way that its negative effects get minimized. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Steven Aitchison.