How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

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Nowadays, everybody is stressed about something, and everybody is trying to tell you how to get rid of stress. What if the answer was to cope with it, and treat stress as your ally in a difficult time. In other words, let stress do what is was meant to do, help you be more alert in that meeting you were dreading. Once you understand that stress is on your side, it will be easier to let go of all there ugly feelings once the meeting is over.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many self-help models suggest that a satisfying life can only be found when you get rid of negative thoughts and feelings
  • Many self-help models suggest that a satisfying life can only be found when you get rid of negative thoughts and feelings
  • So rather than fighting our natural responses to the world, try wrapping your arms around the feeling and integrating it into your response to the world

“” Research from Health Psychology tells us that the way we think about our bodily stress responses can improve physical health.””

https://hbr.org/2016/08/how-to-use-stress-to-your-advantage?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29

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