Making Stress Your Friend

Want to live longer and healthier?  You must watch this Ted Talk!

How to Make Stress Your Friend

Let’s say that you hit a situation that makes your heart start to pound, your stomach swirls and you begin to sweat.  In many situations, you will interpret this as anxiety or that you aren’t coping.    But what if you interpret this differently?  What if you see this as your body as helping you rise to the challenge?  If you do so, your body will ‘believe you’ and your response to stress will be much more healthy.

So, instead of trying to get rid of stress or deal with stress by lowering it, perhaps what we should be doing is re-interpret our stress response in a more positive way.  There’s a lot more to the video than this idea, so definitely check it out!

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