Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. Without the ability to feel stress, humans wouldn’t have survived. Cavemen used the onset of stress to alert them to potential danger, such as a sabre-toothed tiger!
Fast forward to our modern world. Most of us no longer need to hunt and gather to survive. Other “threats” now trigger our stress response, including factors related to things like work, finances, and relationships. Stress can be temporary or it can hang on long-term, affecting hormones, mood, illness, and all aspects of your health and wellness.