I went to the library a few days ago and came across a book by Kelly McGonigal, The Upside of Stress. The book was set on recommendations shelf and was literally screaming at me “Take me, take me!”. I’m kidding, but it was a pleasant coincidence.
It’s ironic, because this is something I had on my mind for a while now and she really put many of my thoughts on a paper brilliantly. Also, she has a PhD, I don’t. She knows better.
This is why I won’t lose much words about stress and why is good. I would really recommend this book to anyone, especially those who struggle with any kind of anxiety.
It’s amazing what a simple change in the way we think can do.
Now go out and get excited about the next thing you’re afraid of, but you’re still going to do it. 🙂
It doesn’t have to be skydiving. For some this means going to the local store again. Or drive with your own car after a long while. Or do the project you were about to do for a while, but was too afraid of your own failure. Or talk to a stranger. Or even talk to a relative, friend, or somebody else you were afraid of because you were afraid of their reaction.
We are afraid of different things and something that might be scary for you could be no big deal for somebody else and vice versa.
How do you cope with stress, do you run from it or go through despite the feelings you might not like?