However it isn't always enough to tell ourselves not to worry.
It is not our actual workload that determines how stressed we feel, but our interpretation of it. Track your progress to hold yourself accountable. We would begin to feel a lack of motivation to accomplish goals and a lack of meaning in life without enough eustress.
Hence why it's balance is essential.
For example, it can make you more vigilant for threats when you're driving or make you feel more 'on' during a job interview," says Stauble. Distress on the other hand, is felt as pressure, which frustrates us and narrows our thinking - not only the famous damsel in distress suffers from it, we all experience it as a strain on our body.
We might not be able to avoid these symptoms but we can still decide not to see them as something negative. Normally, stress leads to a narrowing of blood vessels and a faster heartbeat. Eustress is usually a product of nerves, which can be brought on when faced with a fun challenge.
But what if we told you that seing this old foe of ours in a different light could empower us to feel better when faced with it. Clinical psychiatrist Dr.