I read this book in a trait. Here is the main question being answered by the author: Why stress is good for you, and how to get good at it?
This new view of stress is the result of the work of Stanford psychologist and award winning teacher Kelly Mcgonugal, PHD.
They say all the time: stress is bad. It causes diseases. What if you change your mind and picture stress as being able to make you happier, healthier, and better able to reach your goals.
Kelly Mcgonugal invites us to embrace stress as part of our wellbeing, and capitalize on the benefits of stress which is not always harmful, and in many cases makes us stronger, smarter, and happier.
In his book, Mcgonugal combines science, and the art of storytelling to lead us not to get stressed about stress.
“If you have butterflies in your stomach, invite them into your heart,” she says.
Stress is helpful and should be accepted, utilized, and embraced.
Stress is not the enemy. It is the combination of stress and the belief that stress is harmful that kill people.
How you think about stress matters. Your attitude towards stress influences its impact.
Changing your mind about stress can make you healthier and happier. How you change about stress affects everything from your cardiovascular health to your ability to find meaning in life.
The best way to manage stress insn’t to reduce or avoid it, but rather to rethink and even embrace it.
The goal is not to get rid of our stress, but to make sure we’re better at stress and make it our friend instead of our enemy.
This is an opportunity to better understand ourselves and those around us.
How do you cope with stress? How do you deal with stress?
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