A Journey From Distress To Well-being

Eustress (Good stress) and Distress are terms that categorise different types of stress. At one end of the spectrum is distress, which involves negative feelings and is often a difficult experience. At the other end is eustress, which is challenging but rewarding and leads us to mental and physical well-being.

How to promote Eustress (Good stress)

People can promote eustress in several ways.

A simple way to do this is to participate in activities that are challenging but feel doable and have a clear route forward. A person could try:

  • Learning a new skill.
  • Starting a new hobby or project.
  • Playing games.
  • Mentoring or teaching others
  • Exercising at a level suited to their physical abilities
  • Doing volunteer work.

Signs and symptoms of chronic distress.

  • Irritability, which can be extreme
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Rapid, disorganised thoughts
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Digestive problems
  • Changes in appetite
  • Feeling helpless
  • A  perceived loss of control
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Nervousness
  • Frequent infections or illnesses

When to seek help-

Chronic or overwhelming stress is not something that a person has to tolerate. In fact, doing so can lead to distress.

If a person is finding it difficult to manage high amounts of stress or anxiety, they can seek help from experts like-

  • Doctor
  • Therapist or counsellor.
  • Support organisation or helpline human resources department(HR), if the stress is work-related. 

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