Distress and Eustress: Understanding and Managing the Two Faces of Stress

Distress and eustress are two terms that describe the different natures of stress. While distress is negative stress that can lead to negative health consequences, eustress is a positive form of stress that can stimulate creativity and productivity. Understanding the difference is crucial for effective stress management.

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Distress and Eustress in Everyday Life
Distress: Negative Stress and Its Consequences

Consequences: Insomnia, memory loss, depression.
Distress occurs in situations of constant or unexpected pressure that we cannot handle. It can lead to serious issues such as insomnia, memory loss, and depression, negatively impacting our work efficiency.

Eustress: The Hidden Positivity of Stress

Consequences: Creativity, efficiency, well-being.
Eustress occurs when stress acts as a motivator, leading to increased productivity and creativity. It’s the stress we feel when we are excited or stimulated by a positive challenge.

Aromatherapy: A Direct Solution for Distress

Aromatherapy can be an effective remedy for distress. Fragrances like bergamot, lavender, basil, and amber directly affect emotions. This is because the aromatherapeutic action is direct; it is not filtered by the hypothalamus and reaches the thalamus, the seat of emotions, directly. These fragrances offer relief from mental and emotional stress and are particularly useful in times of high stress.

Managing Performance Stress
Essential oils: lemon, ginger.

For performance stress, oils like lemon and ginger can help maintain concentration and energy, essential for tackling work challenges.

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Prevention is Better than Cure

It’s important to recognize the signs of stress and take action before it escalates. Effective stress management, whether through distress and eustress awareness or methods such as aromatherapy, can significantly improve quality of life and work productivity.

"Relax and regenerate your skin: treat yourself to the luxury of a warm bath or shower enriched with the fragrances I have recommended, for a well-being that goes beyond the surface. Take care of you and your self."

Fabiana Nanni


Fabiana Nanni is a Naturopath dedicated to improving health and well-being through natural approaches. Her mission is to promote harmony between the mind and body, treating the body as a precious ally for life.

She firmly believes in prevention as the key to living the best life.

Fabiana utilizes various techniques, including nutritional consultations, bioenergetic treatments, talent testing, and other methods to help individuals achieve their wellness.

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