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Good Stress, Bad Stress

Stress is a massive factor in todays modern world, with high demands and expectations coming from all directions, work, school, family, weight loss, health, even driving can be a stress with the roads being so busy these days. It really feels as if there is no escape from it all sometimes.

But recognising what is good stress and what is bad stress may help you to find your happy place and start to live a more productive and calm lifestyle.

I know, what the heck is “good stress“, right? We’ll get there in a minute….

Stress can have a pretty negative affect on your health, both mentally & physically, it can stuff up your sleep routines, leave you feeling anxious or worried and it can even slow down, sometimes even prevent weight loss… it’s all to do with your hormone balance.
Managing your stress level is pretty darn important for your overall health and well-being.

Too little stress in your life isn’t always a good thing either. I mean, no worries or stressors and you may end up feeling bored, lethargic and a bit like you don’t have any goals or direction in life. Too much and you feel like your head is going to implode and nothing ever works out for you.
But somewhere in-between boredom and obsession, is your happy medium…. not too much, not too little!

So, let’s talk good stress…. This is defined by things that make you feel alive, focussed and motivated, for some this may be a killer workout or riding a rollercoaster, a trip in an aeroplane or a bungee jump.
They ultimately stress you and your body, but are actually fun at the same time… They make you feel alive!
Saying that, some of these same activities may be a bad stress to another person… It simply depends on our unique opinions and feelings.

Similarly, the way in which we manage our stress boils down to our own uniqueness as well… I mean, meditation and yoga may work really well for me, but be boring as hell for you. So for me to write a blog that tells you exactly what YOU need to do to manage YOUR stress and stressors, would likely be counter productive. (I’m really not into giving false or unhelpful advice!).

So, how do you manage your stress?

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