How to make stress your friend

This TED talk surprised me and completely changed my perception on stress. According to research, stress appears to be bad only if the person experiences believes it is.

People who experienced a lot of stress in the previous year had a 43 percent increased risk of dying. But that was only true for the people who also believed that stress is harmful for your health.

People who experienced a lot of stress but did not view stress as harmful were no more likely to die. In fact, they had the lowest risk of dying of anyone in the study, including people who had relatively little stress.

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