There are two types of stress: bad stress and good stress. And it’s the bad stress – also known as Chronic stress is the one that can kill you. No really. It’s not exaggeration.
According to a research done by Masters Degree Online:
- 60% of all human illness and disease is because of stress
- 40% of people who are stressed overeat or eat unhealthy food
- 44% lose sleep every night
- Stress increases the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
And these are just a few important stats, what more if we ask health institutions and expert about their research and discovery about bad stress.
You may be thinking right now, “How about my work? Having bad stress is part of the job. Will I have illnesses soon?” You may always be stressed out at work but do you really have to?
Stress is time-consuming and drains all our positive energy. If you always choose stress over staying and protecting your positive thoughts, you won’t be the person or friend people want to be with. Nobody really likes to hangout with a toxic person, right?
If you ever find yourself stressing over the uncontrollable things, give it all your effort to replace it by thinking of positive thoughts or better yet, distract yourself by doing your favorite hobbies, watching funny videos on YouTube, talking to a friend, or spending time with your pet.
As much as you prioritize work, you should also prioritize de-stressing time. In case you need help on how to destress, Melissa Eisler of The Chopra Center created this very useful list – shown in this infographic made with Visme – on the 10 ways you can de-stress both your mind and body.