Chronic stress can be harmful for your health. But did you know that how you perceive stress may play a role in how stress affects your health? Dwelling on the negative aspects of stress can lead to worse health outcomes. The fact is, stress itself is not always bad. Dealing with too much stress for too long can harm your health. But a certain amount of stress helps you perform at your best and helps you handle life’s hurdles and challenges. So try not to focus only on the possible drawbacks. Remember that the stress response can alert you to potential problems and motivate you to resolve them in healthy ways. Keeping that in mind may help lessen the harmful effects stress may have on your health