How to Stress Well


Stress is what we feel when we notice the gap between the way something is and the way we want it to be.

Good stress is what happens when we feel neutral or good about this gap. Good stress drives us past our edge. It moves all of life towards more happiness, growth, and freedom. Bad stress is what happens when we look at that gap and fear the future or regret the past. Bad stress damages. It distracts us and drives us away from success.

Notice how good vs. bad has nothing to do with the situation or the size of the gap.

Yup. Relax. It’s all in how we choose to look at it.


In your corner,


PS: Good stress and bad stress have similar triggers; they both start as a small pang.

PPS: Try these tools to shift from bad stress to good stress.

PPPS: If those tools don’t work, do grab help from a trained pro. You are so worth it.


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