Turning what we know about how important cultivating a positive mindset is relates also to our stress. This talk was a wonderful mind shift to correct our views on the harmful effects of the physiological aspects of stress.
The latest stress studies show that people who think their stress is harmful are indeed, adversely affected by their stress. For those who can understand and through understanding reassure their bodies that this rev is making them stronger, get stronger
What is stress? It is the body’s reaction to the mind’s thinking which sets the emotional bodies feeling and reeling…that negative, or scary, dismal, pessimistic, or fearful thinking, or negative projection into the future is, over time, harmful. And yet, McGonigal shows that the symptoms of stress are physically very like the states of courage and joy!
It’s how we ultimately think about stress, even in retrospect, that really matters. Our view of the stress matters more to the body than the stress itself.
What we believe is, as we are all learning and remembering, is that what we focus on and what we think repeatedly is of paramount importance in having a healthy resilient life.
I hope you will relax, make some hot tea, take heart, and enjoy this talk.