Stress is often avoided at all costs. But why? Some is good and some is bad. Let's explore how we can reframe stress to separate the good from the bad.
There are two types of stress: eustress and distress.
Eustress brings joy and fulfillment. Like watching a huge wave approach, developing a little angst, and not knowing whether or not you'll catch it or get pummeled. Or like that feeling that comes when your big race approaches and butterflies of excitement develop within your stomache.
Distress brings anxiety and pain. Like a pending, arbitrary deadline with your boss and all stakeholders hounding you to just get it done. Or, like an approaching commitment you said yes to but should have said no to all along.
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. Seek out eustress, and avoid distress.