I know it almost seems like stress is an unavoidable part of life now. But does it have to be? Do we have to be stressed out? If we look back, humans have always been stressing out. We as a species are not best equipped for survival but somehow we managed to survive this long and became the dominant species of this planet, that’s partially thanks to our stress.
As stress is a natural response of our body to harmful situations, we feel stressed when our body thinks it’s in danger and it, in turn, starts a chemical reaction that allows you to act in a way that prevents injuries.
But stress made a lot of sense when we were primitive beings when we had to hunt and gather food every day and had to survive in the wild. Now however we have evolved, we don’t have to hunt in order to survive, we don’t have to fight wild animals. So I ask again, do we have to be stressed out?
Stress is good in small doses, I mean stress is what that stops you from walking into a tree or jumping from a ledge. But stress is very harmful if it is not controlled.