Not at all. Cortisol helps you survive– it’s what gets you up and going in the morning and keeps you healthy and functioning throughout the day. BUT if it stays elevated it can cause issues. The body always wants balance especially when it comes to hormones. Brief increases in cortisol improve performance by supplying energy to muscles and the brain and increasing focus, but constantly elevated cortisol on the other hand can lead to fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, a weakened immune system, and more.