Take a cue from nature and just let stress fly away! Give your stress wings and let it fly away. ~Terri Guillemets
This quote is a great reminder that we need to monitor the levels of our stress. When our stress becomes over-done, it's time to seek some relief and relax a bit. As usual well-balanced is the best thing.
- pressure or tension exerted on a material object.
- a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
With these two definitions in mind, we can see that not all stress is a bad thing for us. In fact, having some productive-stress is quite necessary and a good thing too.
First, if we're going to grow, move, or be successful at anything, there is going to be some tension involved in order to go from point A to point B. In other words, getting from where we start to where we finish. Stress helps us meet challenges and reach our goals. Yet when we have too much stress at once it becomes unhealthy.
Second, too much stress can be detrimental. Feelings of overwhelm and emotional stress are prevalent in society today. Over time if this type of mental strain persists it creates too much anxiety and can lead to depression. Stress and depression are primary causes of physical ailments as they weaken our immune systems. In a depressed state, sometimes, we just can’t think! People lose their levels of creativity. When overly stressed we think narrowly, opposed to thinking broadly when we are more relaxed.
Remember the advise of this borrowed wisdom by re-establishing your balance between the good and bad of stress: Give your stress wings and let it fly away!
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By Judith Garner, Certified Health Coach
Helping people stay healthy inside & out!