Good Stress, Bad Stress

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Ms WH – Severe Work Stress
The clock represents Manage Your Stress through understanding Good Stress and Bad Stress



Good Stress, Bad Stress

It’s important to recognise what is good about stress and what is bad about stress.

Good stress is being given a challenge and responding by feeling excited! Pumped! Ready for anything!
Bad stress is the opposite. This is when we feel under pressure, overwhelmed, and even irritable.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could feel excited every time that we received a challenge?

How do I know if I’m experiencing bad stress?

  • Have you been given a large workload recently?
  • Have you got course work deadlines?
  • Have got a lot of work and family commitments?
  • Do you experience panic and think: “How am I going to do this in time?”

You’re experiencing bad stress.

This is where the problems occur. We become laser focused, we can be laser focused on doing what we have to do, or laser focused on avoiding what we have to do. Either way too much laser focus means we forget how to be efficient. 

Out of Balance?

When we are out of balance the knock-on effects are, but not limited to:

Fatigue – “I’m too exhausted.”

Irritability – “I wish they’d leave me alone.”

Overwhelm – “I can’t do this.”

Some Helpful Coaching Tools to Manage Stress

Try making these small tweaks to your daily life.

Realistic goal setting – Set goals that are realistic, ones that emphasise achievability.

Time management – Create realistic time frames to achieve your goals, allowing for maximum productivity, and all-important downtime.

Alone-time – Find time every day, exclusively for you. Even 5 minutes of alone time, breathing the worries away, will help reduce stress levels.

This simple and hugely effective approach is incredibly useful especially if you are a student preparing for exams, or a working parent balancing work and family.

How Optimal Health Can Help

We recommend starting with an Optimal Sound Therapy Assessment.

We are one of very few UK Clinics to offer Optimal Sound Therapy which is easy to access online or in-clinic. Swiftly reach harmony and emotional balance, through listening daily to bespoke Sound Files, accessed via a web page.



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