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This is the video that changed my life and the way I think about stress.

Dr. Kelly McGonigal discusses how we can use stress as friend to help us instead of as an enemy we need to keep away from. 

Quick tips from the video –

 

– When you change your mind about stress you can change your physical reactions to stress.

– You can think about your physiological response to stress as helpful.

– Stress can help you have closer relationships.

– How you think and how you act can help you change your reaction to stress.

 

If you enjoyed this video and want to know more,

I highly recommend Kelly McGonigal’s book, The Upside of Stress.

 

From her website: Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. 

 

References:

How to make stress your friend – https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

Kelly McGonigal biography – http://kellymcgonigal.com/joymedia

 

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