Today we live in a very hectic society that thrives on instant gratification, and practically everyone is starting to feel the burn - enough that it can no longer be swept under the rug. Stress levels are on full blast, as everything must be done fast and achieved faster.
It’s akin to living in a pressure cooker! Either you learn to let off steam, or you’ll explode… metaphorically speaking. And literally speaking, stress has been linked to at least 6 of the major causes of death.
To some degree and in small amounts, tension and stress are good for us. They stimulate the hormone cortisol, which then influences the fight-or-flight response; without these responses, we wouldn't be alert to danger.
Healthy stress is called 'acute stress' ... which means relatively minor stress on an occasional basis.
This type of stress kicks in when you’re about to give a speech or any other public display, and can actually help you to...