Mind Game

Mind Game #2: Stress is Beautiful

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Stress is an amazing thing. It is your body’s automatic response to protect you. It works in life and death situations to bring you to safety. Stress does lead to some physical suffering, but it’s to save your life.

Unfortunately, daily and harmless events can now trigger this beautiful mechanism. In the absence of lion’s hunting us down, we now see the loss of our job and fights with our loved ones as stressful leading to the same automatic response. This is dangerous because the physical suffering that accompanies stress is not meant to last too long. If it does, it can damage your health, your body and your memory.

To fix this, all you need to do is change the way you see the situation. Stress is a response to a stressful situation. If you don’t perceive a situation as stressful, your brain does not trigger the stress response.

Learn more about stress from this article from Psychology Today.