Stress is something everyone is dealing with right now in one way or another. Is all stress bad? It all depends on how you process it. Stress can motivate us to move forward or it may cause us to change our lives in many positive ways. However, if you react with excessive behavior, become depressed or angry, or numb yourself to it it is not healthful.
Our response to stress evolved to aid in our survival. Without the stress response and the resulting cascade of hormones we would not move quickly when confronted with danger. That same cascade of hormones can lower your immune defenses if it is constantly on. If you are in an abusive or dissatisfying relationship or have unrelenting stress at work it may be time to listen to your body’s signals and do something to change it.
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