I’ve been thinking about stretch.
I’ve been thinking about resilience too.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back after some hardship or trauma. Having slack in your life, a little breathing room, helps with resilience. If you are maxed out, it’s hard to have enough give or slack to absorb any impact.
This is a good thing to keep in mind when thinking about stretch. When you stretch, make sure you leave a little in reserve. A maxed out stretch is ok for a bit – that’s way you gain flexibility – but you can’t live that way.
Like almost everything else, this is both/and not either/or thinking.