“Always fight for your highest attainable aim but never put up resistance in vain…’’.
Hans Selye (FATHER OF STRESS)
Stress is an unavoidable consequence of life.
We have experienced stress several times, probably while being stuck up in traffic, when we are getting late or when receiving that unexpected bill or when we cannot cope up with work or probably after our close relatives death or having argument.
As Hans Selye (who coined the term as it is currently used) noted, “Without stress, there would be no life”.
However, just as distress, it seems possible that there are good stresses that promote wellness. Stress is not always necessarily harmful. Winning a race or election can be just as stressful as losing, but may trigger very different biological response.
Increased stress result in increased productivity – up to a point. However, this level differs from each of us. It’s very much like the stress on violin string. Not enough produces a dull, raspy sound. Too much tension makes a shrill, annoying noise or snaps the string. However, just the right degree can create a magnificent tone. Similarly we all need to find the proper level of stress that allows us to perform optimally and make melodious music as we go through life.
It has been estimated hat 75 – 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problem.
Job Stress is the leading source of stress for adults but stress level have also escaladed in children, teenagers, college students and the elderly for other reasons, including: