When faced with a challenge at the office, home or in our personal lives, or faced with a big change or traumatic event in life, we tend to respond with feeling stressed. For a brief amount of time, this stress can be beneficial, it can help you get more work done and power through pressure. However, more often than not, the stress we face can leave us exhausted in mind and body. Long term stress has such negative ill effects on our mental and physical health that it can often lead to major health problems such as reduced immunity strength and heart problems.
Stress can also hamper your work and personal life thereby affecting your ability to perform at your best. If you have low self esteem, having stress on top of that can greatly impact your performance. It is therefore important to check any negative self-talk and learn certain stress management techniques that can come in handy when faced with adverse conditions.