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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

I too had been told that stress was your enemy and how stress made us sick physically and psychologically for the past 15+ years.
However, the latest findings show that it is not whether one feels stressful, but he/she sees the stress. She also talks about reasons and benefits of stress. When we are being under stress, but we create social connections and help others, our body will produce oxytocin (a cuddling and stress hormone), which can not only protect our body from stress related problems, but even ment our heart. The last answer she gave when asking choosing between stressful job vs stress-free job, “Chasing meaning(s) [of life] is better than avoiding discomfort.”

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