Is stress Bad?
Stress is a positive and motivating force
that energizes you towards your goal. This is called Eu stress.
But when the demands on your life outweigh your ability to
cope, stress can be destructive and produce negative effects. This
is called Distress.
Too little stress is bad for productivity, as people then tend
to do their work slowly and inefficiently. But too much stress is
also bad, as it causes anxiety,panic and even suicidal tendencies,
in the worst cases.
The art is to find the Right amount of stress that will
motivate you to perform at your optimum level.
What exactly is stress?
Stress is not the pressure from external source as nasty
customers,tight deadline or demanding bosses. These are called
Your response to the stresses is called stress.
Stress is your reaction to help yourself adjust to various
situations.Stress occurs when there is a substantial imbalance
between the environmental demand and your response capability.
Types of stress
There are threes types of stress.
Acute stress arises from natural disaster and crises. It
is short term,such as examinations,arguments,injuries and
Chronic stress is the accumulation of small things that
border you,such as the noise level at work.
Specific sensitivities are events that have negative
effects on some person more than others,such as fears of
particular situation and phobias.
There are four main perceived threats,namely to your:
- psychological self-such as perfectionism,criticism and
- physical self-such as being mugged,living in unsafe areas
areas and visiting dentists;
- environments- such as loneliness,lack of
privacy,aging,poverty and insufficient sleep;and
- social relationship-such as new boss,new customers and new
Sign of stress
When you are under stress,one or more of the following might
- difficulty in concentrating and making decisions;
- frequent forgetfulness;
- negative self-critical thoughts;
- distorted ideas;
- more rigid attitudes;and
- increased sensitivity to criticism.