McGonigal says that stress is an important signifier, not something to be ignored. "You don't stress out about things you don't care about, and you can't create a meaningful life without experiencing some stress," she writes.
She suggests a three-step approach to change our "mindset": acknowledge stress when you experience it, welcome the stress by recognizing that it's a response to something you care about, then make use of the energy it gives you.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
From the Financial Times review of "The Upside of Stress":
Posted by Harvey at 5/23/2015 05:00:00 AM