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Changing how you think about stress can make you healthier.

In her TED Talk, Kelly McGonigal states that when you change how you feel about stress, you actually change your body’s response to it. 

Reframing stress as  something that is not harmful has a protective factor because you may be able to see your rapid heart rate and nervous reaction as energizing and positive.The reframe is, “My body is helping me succeed,” as opposed to, “Oh no, I’m falling apart.” Creating meaning for discomfort can be protective!

Kelly’s message comforts those who can’t eliminate the stress in their lives and want to find a way to make it work to their advantage.