Stress is a necessary part of our daily life - it is a normal physical response to a change of events that may uplift, threaten or upset us. Without stress we wouldn't feel the need to get out of bed, go to work or school, or even get any jobs done around the house!
Stress comes in two forms - good stress and bad stress.
Good stress is what you may experience at your favourite sporting event or party - where you are excited with adrenalin running. Your stress levels run high until the event is over, but the next day you carry on as normal, and there is no residual tension.
Examples of bad stress may be - moving house or flats; ill health; relationship problems; family issues; bereavement; bullying at school or work; losing a job or even learning a new one!
These events may eventually pass, but they leave residual tension in our mind - and in our body. Residual tension in the mind affects the thinking processes - often resulting in foggy and illogical thinking, negative thoughts, inability to make decisions and lack of concentration.
Residual tension in the body can manifest in a breakdown of bodily functions, such as the digestive system, nervous system, immune system, bowel function and much more.