Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Good and the Bad

Stress: you can neither have too much of it nor too little. The minutest inconsistency in balancing between these two extremes could spell a big difference in how we would fare in the face of life's daily challenges. Stress is as innate to living as breathing. Basically, since we can't keep ourselves from reacting to the events that confront us, there is no way we could prevent stress from setting in. But despite the negative connotation, stress is not always bad. In fact, in the right doses it could even be good for us. 

Good Stress
Instances like avoiding accidents causes an adrenaline rush, giving us the needed faculties to react accordingly and effectively. This adrenaline rush, also referred to as the flight and fright response, is stress—good stress to be exact. Activated in milder forms, good stress can push us into doing what needs to be done, even performing astounding feats we didn't know we're capable of, to steer us toward the right direction. 

Bad Stress
If adequate stress is good, too much automaticlaly means bad. Stress overload, especially when chronic, could turn our overall system upsidedown. Left alone, this could result to many kinds of health problems. 

Written By: Maris Modesto