The value of stress, and why you should know about it.

I just listened to a fascinating TED talk by Kelly McGonigal.

Her research showed that if we are in stressful situations, we only have ill effects if we believe that the stress is harmful. If we believe that our body’s reactions are beneficial, energizing and supportive, that our stress will not have any effects.

This reminds me of the finding that when hotel maids believed that their activities were like a good physical workout, then they benefited from improved fitness outcomes!

Something to think (positively) about!

What do you think about this idea?

BTW, Kelly does have a book (that might be related to her talk). The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It
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