The bell curve of stress

In trying to analyze stress in my life I happened to find

That a bell-shaped curve represents the effect of stress on the mind

Between eustress (good) and distress (bad) you can see

The optimal level of stress for a life of productivity

I realized this to be true, at least for me

If there is no stress, no reason I see

To do anything at all, to sloth I fall prey

Until boredom sets in, and I get disgruntled day by day

Then that lack of stress morphs eventually

Into a major source of stress for me…


Excessive stress is a faithful companion

Accompanies me most places under the sun

Gnaws at precious sleep, leads to a rushed pace

The ill-effects of bad stress I often face

And wonder if stress reduction, however minuscule

Would improve my quality of life, and productivity fuel


So I spend my days in perpetual quest

For the optimal quantity of stress

That would give me the boost I need

To be productive without being overwhelmed indeed

Like everything else in life, though

Balance is hard to achieve, and so

The bell curve I visualize every day

And wait for radical change to come my way

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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