When things are just too much.
Stress can help us meet daily challenges, improve motivation to meet goals, and facilitate personal growth under the right conditions. However, “Bad Stress” is the kind that leaves you feeling completely exhausted and can be harmful to your physical health and mental wellbeing.
This kind of stress can be short term (acute) or long term (chronic), and can manifest based upon many situational factors, such as:
- Issues with relationships
The difference between “good” and “bad” stress is your reaction and feelings regarding the experience, and a good question to ask yourself is: is my stress helping me to become better, or is it harming me mentally, physically and emotionally?