Stress. It’s a word we often use to describe our reaction to certain situations that can make us feel overwhelmed or threatened. However, while we often use “stress” as a general term, there are actually different types of stress and ways to manage each. Stress triggers an adrenaline rush that can actually cause health issues over time (more on this later).
However, not all stress is bad, and it can motivate you or help you avoid danger as part of your survival instinct. Take a deep breath, and read on…
You might be having a great day and then suddenly, out of nowhere, your boss calls you to meet them in their office without an explanation. It could be that you get a bill in the mail you didn’t expect that completely blindsides you, or you realize you didn’t study any of the questions on the exam in front of you.
These are all examples of acute stress, which don’t last very long but put you into battle mode. Luckily, there are ways to counteract it, according to VeryWell Mind. For example, you could try some deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and even a short meditation session to get yourself back to calm mode, it offers.