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Video: How to Make Stress Your Friend

Stress is the enemy, the bad guy, the cause of all evil … or is it?

Countless studies link stress to a host of acute and chronic health issues—but new research says that we should be blaming our belief that stress is bad for us, for stress-induced health issues—not stress itself. In other words, stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

What if you could actually learn to be better at stress—to train yourself to use stress as positive fuel? Health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal offers studies, data, and an interesting perspective in her Ted Talk about how to transform your relationship with stress. She discusses the position that changing your perspective on stress may actually make you healthier.

“When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress,” McGonigal said in her Ted Talk.

Watch her fascinating Ted Talk to find out how this actually works—and how to shift your beliefs about stress to live a healthier life.

Melissa Eisler

Melissa Eisler is an ICF Certified Leadership and Executive Coach, certified meditation and yoga instructor, and author. She created Mindful Minutes to offer practical, relatable anecdotes and tips on how to bring mindfulness into the busyness of the digital age. Her intention is to share what she learns about overcoming her own challenges with meditation, mindfulness, and life balance while maintaining a challenging schedule and career. Learn more about Melissa here.

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