Make Stress Your Friend
Stress makes your heart race, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. Most people believe stress is bad for you, increasing your likelihood of illness and generally wearing you out. In her June 2013, 15 minute Ted Talk, Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive. Her view supported by recent research, is that it is our attitude to stress that is damaging, not the stress itself. The theory is that if you can learn to enjoy stress, it can actually enhance performance, the stress response preparing you perfectly for the ‘stressful’ situation you find yourself in. This is a very good talk . Enjoy that stress !