It’s not uncommon to hear someone label a type of stress as “good” or “bad”. A hard workout might be considered “good” stress, while getting into an altercation in the Whole Foods parking lot of a parking spot would be considered “bad” stress. But to our bodies, stress is stress; and no matter how you slice your stress, our bodies react the same.
Now let’s picture our bodies as buckets, and every time something stressful happens, we throw a ball in our bucket. How do we manage the balls of stress that come with each day and not have our bucket overflow?
First, let’s figure out how to put less stressors in our bucket. Then, let’s work to make our buckets bigger.
“If we take a close look at what our day brings us we’ll be able to make an assessment about how much room we have left in the bucket. Sometimes this means taking it easy in the gym and just getting some movement in. Sometimes this means skipping the gym all together to get a good meal and a good night’s sleep…”