The Stress Curve

Stress is 100% perceived (ahem mindset)⁣

But the results of that perception on your body can produce real, tangible health benefits or concerns.⁣

Depending on where you fall on the stress curve can determine a variety of things, like:⁣

💥Your productivity⁣

💥Your performance levels (like with sex, exercise/sports, and on stage)⁣

💥Your metabolism and thyroid health⁣

💥Your ability to lose fat (tied to eating behaviors, neurotransmitters, & hormones)⁣

💥Your energy levels⁣

💥Your self-control and decision making abilities⁣

💥Your sleep and recovery⁣

💥Your immune function⁣

💥Your personal relationships⁣

💥YOUR OVERALL WELL-BEING (physical & mental)⁣

Stress is often demonized (for good reasons) but a not all stress is bad.⁣

According to Yerkes-Dodson law, we do need 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 stress (a healthy amount, known as “eustress”) to feel engaged and alert in a project or task.⁣

And exercise (an obviously healthy activity) is a stressor itself. In fact, progressive overload (the main principle of muscle building) is quite literally defined as “increased stress” on your musculoskeletal system.⁣

BUT you can likely understand how 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 stress in the above situations can push you past the “line of fatigue” and lead to things like inability to stay focused, ⁣
or overtraining, ⁣
or frequent sickness, ⁣
or leave you in tears over the smallest inconvenience.⁣

The goal is to find your “healthy happy zone” of some stress, but not too much.⁣

Where are you at right now? 📈