Do you remember Whac-A-Mole?
You know, the arcade game where a mole keeps popping up in unpredictable spots and it’s your job to smack it on the head?
Well, that’s kind of like how stress works.
Except you are the mole … and when stress gets out of control, every time you make a move, it keeps bopping YOU on the head.
Not only do you feel out of control, but it can also make you feel too tired or distracted to get in a solid workout.
Even worse, it can derail your workouts entirely (which sucks, because working out is a great stress reliever).
This is why it’s SO IMPORTANT to have a plan to manage stress before it manages you.
I came across this list of 6 different kinds of stress a while ago and thought it was eye-opening.