Feeling moody, agitated and irritable? More prone to catching any cold and infection going around? Unable to sleep? Feeling overwhelmed with no end in sight? High blood pressure? Low energy and loss of sex drive? Tight and tense muscles and aches (including headaches)? Having other health conditions exacerbated when stressed? Would you like to feel better?
Eustress is a positive form of stress. Like when we push ourselves physically and the build muscle or emotionally or mentally and learn more and become better. We're working hard but usually enjoying the challenge as we grow stronger. Although we're doing our best, it feels possible. This kind of stress can help us flourish.
Distress, on the other hand, is what most of us mean when we growl, ‘I’m so stressed!’ This is what Nietzsche might have meant when he said that that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger.