Despite the belief that stress is bad for us, there is some evidence to the contrary. Research shows that stress causes less PTSD, and that surges of adrenaline and cortisol improve performance. Stress makes you healthier and more effective in the face of a threat. Telling yourself to calm down doesn’t help. Interventions telling people that stress is good have been shown to be beneficial. Thus, it makes sense for individuals to acknowledge stress and make use of the energy it provides. If you feel you have the resources to handle stress, you’ll treat it as a challenge and not a threat. In addition, think about your bigger-than-self goals to use stress as a motivation booster.
- People who aren’t see stress as a way to enhance their lives actually healthier and more productive.
- By shifting the mind, one can actually change their negative, threatened hormones to more positive stress related hormones.
- When faced with stress, see it as a good thing, the resources you can and have drawn upon, and how it will help others.
“So what about the people in that study who didn’t think stress was a negative?”
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