Stress is good until you have too much of it
Stress can be useful – yet too much stress can shorten our lives.
The term ‘Stress’ is often used in a negative context but a certain amount of stress is good for our motivation and absolutely necessary for us to achieve anything at all. What we need to look at is ‘excess stress’ – when it feels like what we have to do is too much.
Stress and anxiety are often used interchangeably so it’s useful to know the difference.
When does stress become damaging?
What is excess stress?
The effects of excess stress can be destructive and harmful. How much stress we can cope with is individual and our resilience to stress is made up of many different factors. Once we find ourselves in an excess stress situation (maybe the feeling that you can’t deliver all the constant ‘want it yesterday’ demands of a critical boss) we go past the point of stress spiking up our performance, and instead it impedes us and makes us less able and productive.
So what can we do about excess stress?
How can our ELK-Health stress programme and our ELK clinics help?
our online programme for stress delivered via an app with games. WE AIM TO HAVE THIS OPEN AUTUMN 2020
our online clinic.
our face-to-face clinic.