How to Make Stress Your Friend (15min)

This Ted talk reminds us to view our stress response as helpful. We need to remember that the stress response isn’t the ‘bad guy’ – it’s what energises us, fuels us and allows us to respond to demands. Dr McGonigal explains that how we think about stress matters. Our beliefs about stress appear to mediate the ways in which stress effects us. Stress is the body helping us rise to this challenge. Yes, in today’s world we need to moderate the amount of stress we expose ourselves to but we also need to enjoy and allow appropriate stress when it happens.