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Is there such a thing as good stress? If so, at what point does it become bad? Let’s dive into the topic of eustress and distress in this Insights episode.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- Eustress vs distress
- Examples of eustress
- Examples of distress
- The burnout spectrum
- Symptoms of overtraining or overexertion
- Prioritising recovery
- Eustress is a positive form of stress. An example of this is exercise.
- Moving from eustress to distress is when good stress becomes bad stress, and it’s all about the dose.
- Stress is hormetic. It can be beneficial to us in moderate amounts but not good for us if it’s prolonged, elevated, and sustained.
- We’re built to withstand and endure certain amounts of stress. Physiologically, we do really well coping with stress provided we get that adequate recovery.
- The 12 steps of the burnout spectrum:
- The compulsion to prove oneself.
- Working harder.
- Neglecting one’s needs.
- Displacement of conflicts.
- Revision of values.
- Denial of emerging problems.
- Odd behavioural changes.
- Burnout syndrome.
- Prioritise recovery. When you put yourself under an incredible amount of stress, make sure to get adequate recovery.
- Think about what you do for recovery.
- Question yourself: Do any of the overtraining symptoms ring true for you? Do you recognise yourself on that burnout spectrum? If so, sit and think about how much time you spend recovering.
“It’s not the weight of what you’re carrying, it’s how long you’re carrying it for. And that’s the thing with stress. You need to put that load down, you need to get adequate recovery.”
“Burnout at its worst or overtraining can lead people literally to a total mental and physical collapse, a complete nervous breakdown. It’s a horrendous thing.”
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