eustress

noun
eu·​stress | \ ˈyü-ˌstres How to pronounce eustress (audio) \

Definition of eustress

: a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being … during positive stress ("eustress"), such as a promotion or vacation, feel-good chemicals called endorphins are released.— Tracy Boyd

Examples of eustress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a leader, convert negative stress to eustress by acknowledging and exploring your team’s issues. Andrew Deutscher, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2022 Focusing on eustress doesn’t mean ignoring the fact that distress exists. Andrew Deutscher, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2022 This is that scary-excited eustress, the common butterflies before a big game. The Enquirer, 20 Jan. 2022 Positive stress, or eustress, is caused by the likes of a job promotion, which comes with greater responsibility, more hours at the office, increased face time with your boss, et cetera. Kate Branch, Vogue, 18 Dec. 2018 There are multiple kinds of stress, including eustress, situational stress, and chronic stress. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, 1 Nov. 2018 Understandably, people have been happy to pay money in exchange for doing it for centuries, and there is no sign of any waning in the appreciation of a bit of eustress. Richard Stephens, Smithsonian, 12 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of eustress

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eustress

eu- + stress entry 1

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19 Apr 2022

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“Eustress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eustress. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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eustress

noun
eu·​stress | \ ˈyü-ˌstres How to pronounce eustress (audio) \

Medical Definition of eustress

: a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being

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