Stress: The Good and the Bad

Everything a Person Needs to Know About Stress

What Is Stress?

Stress is a state of mental strain resulting from adverse or very demanding situations. However, there are two main types of stress: good and bad stress. Good stress is beneficial, motivating, and results in a positive outcome. Bad stress is something that causes anxiety, health problems, and results in a negative outcome. It is very important to manage and deal with stress.

How Do I Manage Stress?

Although we all respond to stress differently, there are ideas that everyone should keep in mind when managing stress.

1. Every person has control over their body, lifestyle, emotions, and actions.

2. There are many ways to deal with stress. Yoga, progressive relaxation, and sleeping are examples of dealing with stress.

Causes and Effects of Stressful Situations

Are You Stressed?

If you are experiencing these symptoms, then you could be stressed:


  • Body Aches
  • Irritability
  • Inability to Complete Tasks
  • Depression

Stresses' Affects On Your Body

Along with causing depression, sadness, and headaches, stress can hurt your overall health. Too much stress can cause heartburn, back pain, and sleep loss. More seriously, it can cause heart attacks and high blood pressure. A person can, however, help themselves by dealing with stress. Eating a healthy diet, reducing the sugar and caffeine intake, sleeping more, and avoiding drugs can dramatically reduce stress.

Other Important Information

In most cases, the person who is stressing is most affected about stress. Family, friends, and other people that are in communion with the stressing person can also become stressed. Those people can help by encouraging, helping, and caring for the stressing person.