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There is something positive in the damn stress

There is something positive in the damn stress

January 29, 2023

Stress: it has positive aspects!

Probably, the sensations upon hearing the term stress are not the most pleasant.

Most people consider that stress is bad by definition. Many articles, reviews and books talk about this concept, emphasizing its nature, its causes, and some tips to deal with it. It is closely related to Burnout Syndrome. Of course, the social construct of the concept appeals to an entirely undesirable condition, although hardly inevitable in our time.

In spite of everything, stress is not intrinsically bad. Evolutionary Psychology considers that, in ancient times, stress helped us escape and survive other predatory species. Today, stress helps us live. We no longer need to escape from predators, but we do experience situations in which we require the stressful phenomenon. The important thing is to know him well and not trust all the bad press he has.


We are going to see some ways to take advantage of and benefit from stress.

1. Discover your own body

Decipher your emotions through your body. As an example, when you feel that your muscles are stiff, it may be a sign that the situation disturbs you and makes you feel out of control of it. If you notice that your neck is tensed and you can not relax it, it can be a sign of inflexibility. If your shoulders ask for rest, it is very likely that you should listen to them and stop for a while.

Learning to listen to the signals that the body sends us can help us recognize some emotions that are responsible for your stress. Knowing these signs means being able to make them play in our favor.


2. Stress is something natural: learn to use it to your advantage

Stress in response to an emergency or critical situation allows us to endure the situation, although it may sound contradictory.

Have you noticed? When you must make a quick decision, Stress prepares your body's responses to face danger , sharpening your sight, giving you more strength and determination or giving yourself more concentration to solve the problem.

It is interesting to discover which environments are more stressful for oneself. Work (see the 'Burnout Syndrome'), relationships, the agenda ... Your stress can help you to know which areas of your life need a change.

3. The influence of context

Try to think about your main areas or thoughts that cause you stress. You may be too involved in them. It is also possible that your expectations are too great. It is even possible that stress appears as a result of certain limiting beliefs. Stress is a clear signal that something in your life should change.


When you feel stressed you fall into the account of some strengths that you have never before perceived. The moment they take us out of our comfort zone, we feel weird and lost. But staying in this uncertainty teaches us things about ourselves that we did not know, for example, about our tenacity. These new sensations of self-awareness increase our confidence .

Stress, however, is a source of motivation to try to find out what pasta you are made of, and a vehicle to reach your potential.

How do people behave when they are suffering from stress?

Well, as you may have noticed, a stressed person is continuously moving. The root of this behavior in stressful situations is due to our evolutionary load . If you notice, we need to do physical exercise when we begin to notice that we are stressing. Precisely this physical exercise, performed rigorously and aerobically, can help stress to have a positive impact on your health.

Stress will not disappear, but we can get to use it to improve our day to day .


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