Stress is an inevitable part of life. Whatever we try, we cannot completely get rid of it. This is why it is important for us, as we get older, to get ahold of the situation. We must take control of the stress before it controls us. This is true especially in the health and fitness area of our lives.
Stress is not necessarily a bad thing, but too much stress can be.
The Two Kinds of Stress
See, there are two kinds of stress: the good and the bad.
Good stress is vital to your growth and development. It pushes you to leap out of your comfort zone and tackle challenges head-on. This will eventually help you grow stronger and better. This kind of stress is only experienced for short periods of time that are infrequent, yet bring a whole lot of positive experiences.
Bad stress, on the other hand, is devastating. It is chronic and negative to the point of demoralising and demotivating.
How do you determine which kind of stress helps you achieve your goals?
Simple. You sort them out. Is the stress that you’re feeling good or bad? Is it tolerable or is it breaking you down?
Being uncomfortable on the journey is completely normal. But too many of those uncomfortable vibes can prevent you from succeeding.
The key is knowing how to respond to stress, whether it is good or bad. How you recover from the stressor is a good indicator of whether or not it is a good or bad stress.
Completely eliminating stress off of your everyday life is impossible, and what you should do instead is to raise your stress tolerance and improve the ways you respond to it.
If you want to know how to manage stress when it comes to health and fitness, come join my 14 Days of Accountability Challenge where you will learn how to plan and act on your workouts and challenge your body. This is the kind of stress that you need if you want a better and fitter future.
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