Stress isn’t all bad. It’s just a change your body has to adapt to. In fact, there’s a name for good stress—eustress. This is when you feel excited or nervous in a positive way. Some examples might be going on a date, getting a promotion at work, having a baby, competing in a race, or giving a toast at a friend’s wedding.
Stress management techniques—like deep breathing—can help you manage good sources of stress, too!