Graph showing how health, happiness and productivity depend on your level of stress:
We all know that too much stress is bad for us, that it wrecks our health and our relationships and makes us miserable. But too little stress is just as harmful. Life becomes dull and meaningless, and that causes its own health and performance problems.
Just the right amount of stress, the optimal amount for you, and you feel challenged, fully alive and at your personal best.
So instead of trying to eliminate stress, make it work for you. Think in terms of optimizing it instead.