It’s often said that stress is bad for you, but what if we told you that some types of stress can actually be beneficial? We are talking about eustress—the good kind of stress—that motivates us to do better in life.
The pressure you feel before an important test or interview is a kind of eustress (a positive form of stress). It’s helpful in small doses, but if the pressure gets too intense—if you worry about success so much that your sleep and eating habits suffer—things have gone too far.
Here are some ways you can use stress to your advantage!
1. Exercise to keep your body healthy, but also do things that engage your mind.
In order to stay healthy and calm, try including some form of physical activity in your daily life. Even a 20–25-minute workout can keep stress at bay. Similarly, solving math problems, crosswords or puzzles can keep your mind active and divert attention away from stress.
- Begin each morning by setting a positive, calm tone for your day.
Instead of turning to your phone as soon as you wake up, try waking up slowly with some soothing music and coffee. Then write down one or two things that will make today a good day.
- Showcase gratitude
Gratitude helps us to focus on the positive aspects of any situation. Start reflecting on all you have rather than what’s been lost. Try to develop a creative interest or take up a hobby, which will bring you inner happiness.
- Spend more of your time enjoying the outdoors and nature
Spending time in nature—watching or walking among the trees, for example—is an excellent way to reduce stress.
You can find ways to get something positive out of stress and use it as an opportunity for growth.
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