Stress is good

Teaser for Show:

You will want to punch me straight in the neck today because on the show we are going to talk about why stress is actually a good thing! And, I might possibly have one of the greatest Distractions of the Day in the history of mankind. Let’s just say Amy is getting her Christmas present a little early this year! Welcome to SMR.

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You have no idea what I have in store for you at the end of this podcast episode. You’ll want to immediately do sexy things to me!

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Show Content:

Article by Elaine Selna

Not chronic stress - or the kind of stress that keeps going and going and going and gaining in intensity.

“In small doses, however, experts say stress can actually have some positive effects. Moderate levels of daily, manageable stress — also known as ‘eustress’ — may help protect against oxidative damage, which is linked to aging and disease, a 2013 study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology found.”

Small doses of stress can actually do the mind and body good! Which is something my mother has begged us to do a show on, and I can’t believe I’m going to say it, but these are her words - “crap piles”.

  1. Stress enhances motivation
    “For example, the stress of a deadline can help people focus and pay more attention because time is running out.”
  2. Stress can build resilience and encourage growth
    This is the idea of crap piles
    “With increased resiliency and confidence, people tend to feel less threatened and more in control of their situations…”
  3. Stress can promote bonding
    “One of the most surprising benefits of stress is that it can help build interpersonal relationships, which are key to overall health.”
  4. Stress is part of a meaningful life
    Like I always say, “What in life is worth having that isn’t difficult to achieve?”


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