Learn How To Finally Make Stress Your FRIEND Right Now!
Do you believe that all stress is bad? Do you make extreme efforts to eliminate stressful situations, jobs, and people from your life? If you answered yes, then you might be doing yourself more harm than good.
Contrary to popular belief, not all stress is bad. In fact, as you’ll learn in this video, stress can actually promote health when approached with a little strategy.
One study reported that approximately 20,000 Americans die each year not from stress, but from the belief that stress is bad for you. The belief that stress is bad for you was actually the 15th leading cause of death in America in 2013. Shocking, isn’t it?
It’s interesting to note that this same study showed that those who don’t believe stress negatively affects health were actually protected from its negative effects. Thus, you have the ability to choose whether or not you are a victim of the ravages of stress. Given that stress is one of the primary drivers of disease today, this is an incredible finding. Here’s the opportunity to turn your health around! Watch this video and learn how to use stress beneficially. Your health just may depend on it.
Here’s my take on this:
My favorite quote of the entire presentation was:
“One thing we know for certain is that chasing meaning is better for your health than avoiding discomfort.”
I don’t want to endorse becoming a “stress junkie”, but I do seem to thrive on activity. Since learning about the negative effects of stress, I have made every effort to eliminate as much stress in my life as possible. In some ways I think this has actually thwarted the momentum that I once enjoyed. However, I have learned that I don’t have to operate in extremes for optimal health. Instead, I have a lot more power to choose than I once realized.
This is not an invitation to run yourself ragged. No, no! It’s not! In fact, adequate R & R will always be an important part of attaining vibrant health. No matter how you view stress, be sure to continue any stress-reduction practices that you have in your tool kit. One good practice I use is to try taking 5 small breaths before each and every meal.
My hope is that this video imparts to you the knowledge that you don’t have to stress about reducing stress. Instead, tweak the way you perceive stress. Use it as a tool to help cultivate the kind of health and relationships that make life worth living.
Remember the two tricks that Kelly discussed:
The next time you’re feeling super stressed, remind yourself…“this is my body helping me rise to the occasion.”
When confronted with negative stress you can’t control, transform the physiologic effects of that stress by lending a hand to someone in need or reaching out to someone you love.
By mastering these two strategies, you can transform stress from the enemy of your health into its ally…