Why Stress Is Good For You

I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot. -Nadia Comaneci

Life can be stressful. Sometimes it can feel like too much to take. Believe me, I know that feeling too.

It makes you want to run away, crawl under a blanket and hide.

But did you know that stress, in small measure, can actually make you stronger and help you deal with stress in the future? Scientific American MIND editor Ingrid Wickelgren explains.


Stress Gives You Strength

The next time you feel stress coming, don't run. Face it head on and it will make you stronger.

With every stressful situation you survive (and you will survive them all) you’ll become better prepared for dealing with stress the next time it comes around.

And it will come.

  • kNk

    Malan, your posts are very inspiring.

    I wish that you will continue to post daily.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      thanks kNk, we’ll see how i feel at the end of the month. so far, so good.

  • pete

    Probably a different angle to stress… Sometimes the best way to face people who want to cause trouble in your life, is to just ignore them. If you live in an area where there are a few bad neighbours, just ignore them. You do your thing. Don’t react to their silliness. “Act don’t React” (Buddha). Meditation, exercise and diet help too in dealing with stress.