All week, we’ve been talking about stress as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. So, having looked at what stress is, why it can be good for us, and how we personally respond to stress, I guess it’s about time we talk about some ways to manage stress.
Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk has had more than 10 million views. I love her perspective on the benefits of stress and how we can make friends with stress — it certainly doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast.
You can watch the full talk here but here are some of my takeaways, plus a couple of other ideas about the positive role stress can play in our lives. This type of stress is often referred to as eustress (as opposed to distress — the bad kind) — I say often, I only came across the word while researching this post.