Imminent deadlines, family responsibilities, and people on Instagram living their best life are all a great combination for stress. It is now easier than ever to compare ourselves to other people; how well they are doing at work, the holidays they can afford, and their achievements. The success of others is a good thing, but it can be super stress inducing when you're not in a good place. However you don't need to push that feeling away, as some experts say stress is good for you. Whilst not all forms of stress are beneficial or manageable, low level stress may actually be a positive thing in certain situations.
I am a chronic worrier. If I organise what is supposed to be a nice chilled day out, I will pretty much evaluate everything that could possibly go wrong in a bid to prevent it. Any confusion about public transport will set me off. Deadlines are a nightmare for me (which is rich considering the profession I chose), and heaven forbid someone texts me back saying “k.” Whilst stress can be crippling, a little bit may actually help you in life. Here are five ways stress is good for you, according to the experts.