How Stress Is Like Wine

Some Stress Is Good, Too Much Is A Problem

Stress is often used like a dirty word, or something to be avoided at all cost. The truth is that stress is part of what makes life enjoyable.  We all need a little excitement to keep things interesting.  We often need some pressure to become motivated to complete the task at hand.

Stress isn’t all bad.

In fact, even things we consider happy occasions cause stress:

  • Graduations
  • Weddings
  • Birthday
  • Having a baby
  • Buying a new house

Stress is like wine in that in the proper amount, it can make life more enjoyable. However, like wine, moderation is key.

Our bodies are built to react to stressful situations by releasing a hormone called cortisol.  That hormone quickens the heart, sharpens senses, and prepares the body for action.  We are also built to let that hormone out of our bodies once the stressful situation passes.  This ebb and flow is important.  Which is why stress is like wine, you should have it…

  • Not too much
  • Not too often

Treat Stress like wine

Unfortunately, the research we are conducting on job stress indicates nearly 70% of people are acutely stressed on a daily basis — too much AND too often!

How stressed are you on a daily basis?

Are you taking time to move, sleep, laugh, and relax to allow your body to recover from stress?

Please help us on the next phase of our job search research by participating in a brief survey.

As a thank you for participating you can find some tips to recover from stress here.

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health are used by thousands of busy women all over the world. She is a great fit as a Women’s Leadership Speaker and Women’s Wellness Speaker.  Find out more at


About the Author Eliz Greene

A top female motivation speaker and author Eliz Greene is ridiculously excited about stress. Surviving a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins propelled Eliz on a mission to share her story to inspire other busy people to pay attention to their health. Eliz is dedicated to leading others on a path to lower stress and great success. Her stress management keynote is a great fit for closing a conference. Find out more at

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