If we take a broader view, stress can be classified into two categories: eustress (good stress) and distress (bad stress).
Stress is a natural and normal part of human life. When stress happens in response to actual challenges or threats, it can be helpful in providing the energy, motivation, and focus needed to confront or solve the problem in front of you. This kind of stress is called eustress. When the stress response happens too frequently or in response to unimportant or uncontrollable circumstances, it can be referred to as distress, which can have negative effects on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health (more info here).
In our pursuit of designing an exceptional life and lifestyle for ourselves and achieving remarkable success, it’s crucial that we focus on eustress and dump distress once and for all.
While eustress can empower you to venture into uncharted territories and make real progress, distress can keep you stuck and stagnant. You’ll never be able to bring what you desire to you unless you remove distress from your system.
A certain amount of tension, as we have previously discussed, is good for you. However, too much unnecessary tension never leads to anything good and can be detrimental for your health and well-being and your overall success.
Spiritually speaking, when you go through distress, you communicate to the Universe that you do not have what you want. Distress indicates an absence of faith. And that’s why a great way to eliminate it from your system is to increase your faith. When you’re hopeful, fearless and optimistic, you focus on the good, not on the bad, and hence equip yourself to experience eustress more often. This is key to getting what you want out of life.