Stress is a handmaiden of modern life. It is the most common problems for many people who often have to deal with overloaded duties and works.
However, the question is whether stress is always a troublesome issue or can it be a positive thing?
The answer is No and Yes!
In fact, most people think of stress as a negative connotation instead of a positive one. Stress, however, is not always harmful. On the other hand, there is a concept of “positive stress” which is still unpopular to many of us. (Sometimes you can hear as “Good stress” or “eustress”)
So far, office workers are becoming more stressful than ever because of increasing working pressure. They feel stress and just thing about it as a damaging stress. However, surprisingly, there is still positive stress that can inspire us to do our best and to perform better than if we were under no stress.
According to stress researchers, under the help of a moderate amount of stress, we can deal with tasks and jobs more effectively and productive. In a technical explanation, it mentions to “capability of peak levels of performance”.
For example, studied shows that a stress motivated attitude can help patient a better recovery after surgery. Alternatively, you will make a better presentation or seminar with a careful preparation, which is due to you have got stress motivation.
Seeing how much stress level you can moderate will help you realistically appraise and anticipate their circumstances. Either low or high levels of stress, on the other hand, led some people to be unrealistic and unprepared or to be so anxious that they could not cope.
Stress with moderated level pushes you to grow, to change, to fight, and to adapt. In many cases, stress plays a decisive role such as getting marriage, taking a course of university, being recruited by a leading company, etc.
The advice is: do not omit the stress all times and see it as a harmful trigger. You should keep a positive think toward a positive stress.
We end this article by one famous saying of Donald Tubesing:
“Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.”