Let’s face it; we all have stress in our lives. Many people believe this is due to too much work and not enough down time. But, the truth is, it goes much deeper than that. According to Brendan Brazier, Canadian triathlete and author of the Thrive book series, people experience two types of stress, complementary and uncomplementary. With complementary stress, you can reap benefits. For example, when an athlete prepares for a race, there is a physical stress of breaking down body tissues, but, in the end, the athlete is stronger and better fit. Another example of complementary stress happens when you are in the throes of a project at work that requires extra hours and energy. The benefit becomes the satisfaction of an end product or an achievement for your efforts.