Can’t retire to a peaceful mountain cabin? You can still reduce the toll stress takes on your health by simply rethinking it.
Imagine your life without stress.
For about a second that peaceful existence living in a beachside bungalow or pursuing a full-time career as a ski bum probably sounds pretty good.
But very quickly it hits you: getting rid of the stress would mean giving up your business, possibly those pesky, stress-inducing kids, and all the other challenges that fry your nerves but give meaning and a sense of accomplishment to your life.
As Twitter co-founder Ev Williams put it: being a ski bum is boring.
Starting a business is exciting, but the side effect is stress, and stress is inevitably terrible for your mental and physical health. That wear and tear is just the price you pay for an exciting life, right? [read]