If the stress of life feels like it might be too much, you're probably right.
Can you ever remember feeling as if you were going to have a mental breakdown? Have you ever snapped? Have you ever been so stressed that you couldn’t sleep? This happens when your stress bucket gets close to full. When this happens, any additional stressor — even a small one — can seem enormous.
As uncomfortable as it can be, stress is not always a bad thing.
As uncomfortable as it can be, stress is not always a bad thing. Stress is simply your body’s response to change or perceived change, and there are both good and bad types of stress.
Here’s the difference between good stress and bad stress — which both contribute to your stress bucket (more on that here) — and ways to manage it: