Positive Stress is also called Eustress.

This excitement is felt by people when they are confronted by a demanding situation, which they think they can handle. This fills them with thrill and excitement. With positive stress our body produces a number of chemicals including endorphins, serotonin and dopamine which help to provide a relaxing feel or enjoyment. Our body pushes us to complete a job as a result of the excitement and achievement that comes from the chemicals our body produces with positive stress. Positive stress is accepted since is allows us to feel good as we plan and work on achieving our goal. The body does not distinguish between negative and positive stress: both excitement and anxiety strain the bodies’ resources and depress the immune system. Stress varies in intensity and duration.

So what are the specific benefits of positive stress? There are many positive effects of stress including the ability to realize when things are wrong and need to be fixed.

Positive stress also helps our body tell us when we need to do things such as put a sweater on when it is too cold, scratch an itch, move to a new location when necessary and other needs of everyday life.

Positive stress is also an excellent way of initiating the invention and problem solving process by providing more creative solutions.

Positive stress can also help us to know when we need medical care by altering us to when we are experiencing discomfort or other medical concerns.

 – Surprisingly, stress may be good for our immune system. Research has shown that the immune system may benefit from short bursts of stress that elicit our “fight or flight mechanism.” (Think of the stress we would endure while taking a timed exam, running a race or playing a game with a timer.) When we are stressed, cortisol is released, which increases immunity in the body. But, it has to be a delicate balance. While these so-called bursts of stress may keep our body strong, vibrant and maybe even healthy, too much stress can lead to cortisol overload, which can contribute to abdominal obesity. This type of central obesity is linked to developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cerebrovascular disease (according to a research of Dr. Mark Goulston, Clinical psychiatrist).

Stress can also help us to be more creative. Stress often precedes or accompanies creative breakthroughs. If our minds are totally calm and relaxed, they do not need a reason to see things differently. We are likely to feel an increase in stress when we hit on a new path because change is typically associated with new stress.

Positive stress adds anticipation and excitement to life, and we all thrive under a certain amount of stress. Deadlines, competitions, confrontations, and even our frustrations add depth and enrichment to our lives. As a good example, experience actor or singer always feels a certain amount of nervousness and stress before going on stage. They believe that this kind of stress can make them better in the performance. A certain amount of adrenaline and cortisol is released into the blood flow, which give them essential energy for performance. The level of the singer/actor stress is highest at the time of performance and slowly goes down and body starts to rest. In theory, stress can engender our body changing and temporarily increase our energy. So feeling stress really can help people concentrate, focus, perform, and can often help people reach peak efficiency. Working environment also produces a large amount of stress. Being pushed to reach a task, deadlines, prepare presentation for clients, working overtimes, that’s all are very stressful events which we can overcome by experiencing a certain amount of positive stress which motivate and challenge employees to work more creative and higher productivity of employees.




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