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Stress: A Friend to Embrace

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Everyone has it; few know how to use it.

As the deadline approaches, the account runs thin, and the in-laws announce they are coming to visit, one relationship that may be surprising to embrace rather than erase during such times is … STRESS.

Furthermore, as Psychologist Kelly McGonigal states in her TEDGlobal discourse, “When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress.”

Rather than apply an instinct of “fight or flight” when confronted with stress, one can become empowered with additional courage, resilience, strength, and energy if he / she chooses to view a “stress response as helpful,” not harmful.

For more guidance on “How to make stress your friend,” we recommend that you watch Kelly McGonigal’s video below:

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