Negative stress leads to tension, anxiety, depression, and all of their associated health risks. But healthy stress is a normal psychological state that can lead to positive growth and change. In our day-to-day lives, we may associate stresses with tension, with headaches, with deadlines, and with the overwhelming sense of being bowled over by a neurological dump truck.
But in many cases, stress gets a bad rap. The very best experiences in our lives—the peak experiences as I call them - are typically motivated by positive stressors, which we strive to overcome. In fact, we seek out challenges, excitement, and pressures because they give our life meaning - even though they come with a side order of stress. The bigger the challenge, the greater the opportunity for growth and pleasure.
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