One of the favorite sayings of my (foster) dad must be, loosely translated, “only tranquility can save you.”
Stress is the way of our cardiovascular system to prepare for something to come. Heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, adrenaline proliferating from your gut into every muscle.
A gift of mother nature. Something potentially stressful coming up? No problem. Let me heighten your awareness and temporarily increase your reaction speed.
Stress, appropriately applied, helps us. It’s just that that applying stress properly, in a beneficial way, is tremendously difficult.
Keeping your composure is required to think clearly throughout a stressful situation.