I've not been blogging lately because I have been experiencing some stress. We've had a cancer diagnosis in the past 2 weeks in a close family member and we've been trying to deal with it. I think that she's going to be okay now and we seem to be adjusting to our new normal. While in the midst of this, I walked into the library and saw this book.
It is absolutely mind boggling and incredible!. This book says it's not stress that kills us, it's the way we think about stress that kills us or strengthens us. If you don't do anything else I ever have said or will say in the future, watch this video.
Here's a quote: “Mindset 1: Stress Is Harmful. Experiencing stress depletes my health and vitality. Experiencing stress debilitates my performance and productivity. Experiencing stress inhibits my learning and growth. The effects of stress are negative and should be avoided. Mindset 2: Stress Is Enhancing. Experiencing stress enhances my performance and productivity. Experiencing stress improves my health and vitality. Experiencing stress facilitates my learning and growth. The effects of stress are positive and should be utilized.” ― Kelly McGonigal, The Upside of Stress: Why stress is good for you