Don’t get it confused though: not all stress is bad. ‘Eustress’ is the term of-ten used to describe the good kind of stress and this is the kind of feeling you get when standing on top of a mountain about to head down on skies, or when you’re playing a computer game and you’re completely focused because you only have one life left. This is the kind of mild stress that in-creases dopamine and BDNF.

The key is to keep challenging yourself, keep subjecting yourself to new experiences and to make sure you manage the stress this brings in a healthy manner. The worst thing you can do is to sit in an old-person’s home stressing about how lonely you are, or to sit in the same office, doing the same work, every single day while being under a lot of stress.

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