By common experience, you’d know that stress is something we want to avoid. Whether we feel fear, frustration, physical pain, any form of stress is usually treated as an unwelcome guest. The most obvious approach is to find a quick fix and remove the stress. But I’d like you to think of stress in a new way. Instead of relating stress with something that is undesired, think of the cause of stress. Stress is an indication to something that needs attention. (Overcome Stress)
For example, you’re making a 100 mile journey in your new shiny car. After 20 miles, the car comes to a halt. You just ran out of gas. Now this event can be an immediate source of stress to you. But it is also a pointer to the fact that the car has run out of fuel and needs you to refill it. Once you do that, the car is more than happy to move on with the journey.
Bottomline is... “Stress may usually be related to unpleasantness but it is also a pointer to something that needs attention.”