Have you ever wondered about what stress can do to the state of your mind-body?  Most of what you’ve heard about stress is probably not so good.  This is probably the case due to direct or indirect experiences and perceptions.  We don’t often consider how stress affects us.  It can be good for us if we know how to use it to our best benefit. You may be asking yourself, how is this, true. Knowing the principles in a guide to thriving on stress can help you be more aware of stress and it’s affects as well as make some positive changes should you so desire. These principles start with understanding stress. Learning what stress is and how it can affect your health when you let it get out of control can help you make better choices now and forever more.


Stress can be not so good for you

Stress can be harmful to your health in many ways. Stress can cause heart trouble, high blood pressure, as well as many other kinds of troubles when it comes to your health. Yet when you turn it around and learn to put stress in your corner, you have the start of a guide to thriving, even with stress.


Things people do when they are stress out

Some people will eat until they cannot move because they cannot manage stress. Still, some people will starve before eating as a way to deal with stress.  Some will “flip a lid” and curse others out.  Whereas, other might be more reserved and go into hiding.


Positive stress relievers

Instead of letting stress beat you down, go do some exercises. This will help you to get on the road to thriving on stress and turning it into your friend.  Not only is exercise a stress reliever but it can improve your overall physical health when done safely.  Other stress relievers can include journaling, talking to a trusted friend, meditation and prayer to name a few.


Learn to benefit from having stress

In order to get all that you can out of stress you have to learn to train your brain to do the opposite of what it wants to do. If your mind is telling you to eat junk, you have to train yourself to walk away from the over processed, refined sugar filled nastiness. It is really all in your head not in your hands. Training your brain to do something different takes time. Retraining the mind cannot take place over night. You will have to have a lot of willpower as well. It is not going to be easy by no means but you can do it if you put your mind to it.


How to benefit from stress

You can benefit from anything you want; it might just take some time to do it. If you are aware of your feelings and making very conscious healthy decisions about your thoughts and actions, you have learned to deal with your stress in the most life affirm way possible. Dealing with your stress is almost as hard as you make it. Once you have mastered your mind, you would have learned to train your brain to do what you want it to do instead of allowing your unconscious mind to control you.


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