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Positive and Negative stress – Characteristics
Let us discuss what role stress plays in our life and the impacts. As we discussed earlier, none cane lead a life without stress and everybody has both positive and negative stress.
Most of us live in such a consistent state of stress that we seldom (many times) acknowledge the pressure it puts on our lives. Anyway, adding “EU” in front of stress, it abruptly has a powerful word that drives us into a very positive and productive life. No person can achieve anything without an amount of stress. The magic is discovering and differentiating the Eustress and Distress.
In general, eustress is the kind of pressure that motivates us to accomplish and even achieving more to lead to a successful and contented life. Achievers have a definite eustress even though they have got and may feel some distress to get the things done in order.
Some other forms of eustress can be earning more with a project said to be proper, getting involved in new assignments, espousing a dream or even confronting something you are frightened of etc.
|Eustress-Short term effect provides instant strength|
Characteristics of Eustress:
- Improves performance
- Motivates and focuses energy
- Feels exciting and high
- Creates outcome oriented expectations
- Is perceived as within the person’s coping abilities
- However all in short term
Characteristics of Distress:
Already we have discussed about the symptoms and effects of distress without mentioning the term but in general as stress. In addition to them it has the following characteristics:
|Distress starts mild require attention|
- Is perceived as outside of our coping abilities
- Causes anxiety or concern
- Can be short- or long-term
- Feels unpleasant
- Decreases performance
- Requires counselling or medical support
- Can lead to mental and physical problems (already explained)
Stress response system
Workplace stress and learning coping mechanisms
Personality types and goes on……
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