How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

The reality of the world we live in is that we are going to be put under stress and pressure every now and then. For some of us, we might be stressed out more than other. And of course we all know the dangers of stress and the health risks that come with it. But regardless of that, we will still be feeling these emotions, and we do have a choice about how we handle it. We could let it kill us, or we could use it to better ourselves.

Stress Does Not Control Your Life
More and more we hear about stress, and how it is going to kill us, and how we can reduce stress. When the reality of it is, the things we do to ease our stress does not work, like eating comfort food, or starving ourselves, or not sleeping. These things are not productive, and yet we somehow let stress justify our toxic habits as a means to attempt to deal with it. We should rather be dealing with it in a way that actually reduces the stress and does not make us feel lifeless, defeated and empty. Stress does not control the way you live your life.

Stress Is Useful
That does seem absurd; however, it helps a lot of people do what they need to do, and from an evolutionary perspective, stress has been a great aid in our existence, it helps us survive. In a stressful situation, we have more power and more energy to push ourselves. Stress is a great tool to help us get our tasks done, because there is no time for any mistakes. Otherwise it is a great teacher, showing us our mistakes and reminding us that we need to approach our stressful situations differently.

Stress for the Better
Stress does not need to control your life, nor does it need to ruin your life. Once you have found the best way to deal with stress, be it exercise, art, better eating, or a new approach to your life, do it! Let your stress drive you to work harder and do better, and then enjoy the benefits of a job well done. If you’re looking for ways to improve certain areas of your life, visit Dr. Brian Jude and enrich yourself with his motivational speaking and seminars!

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