Stress is a fact of life. In itself, stress is just an indicator of change in one’s environment—neither inherently good or bad. Our physical and emotional reactions to stress, however, can be either constructive or detrimental to our growth. When stress is introduced to our muscles, they strengthen; when we venture out of our comfort zone and experience the stresses of a new environment, we learn new skills for adapting to the world around us. “Good” stress like these examples are called eustress, while the negatively connoted form of stress is called distress.
In this episode of Modern Farm Business®, Dean explores the phenomenon of stress and how to use it to your advantage and become a better leader by following seven simple guidelines to shift your own stress experiences from distress to eustress.