Monday, December 30, 2013

How you REACT to stress is more important than how much.

Kelly McGonigal is a very smart PhD psychologist from Stanford. She wrote one of my faves, "The Willpower Instinct."  In this new video she talks about how our reaction to stress is more important than the stress--in fact, believing that stress is harmful is more harmful than the stress!  I will be watching this video over and over.

Take homes for me:
1.  Revision the stress response. The pounding heart? Energy, not anxiety.
2.  When feeling the stress response, reach out to your trusted community.
3.  Pursue meaning, NOT comfort.

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