Minimize Your Stress
Have you ever watched someone who thrives under stress? You know the ones: Where you see a crushing workload, they see an exciting challenge. Where you see a scary path into uncharted territory, they see an adventure.
Maybe they know that at least part of the solution to beating the negative impact of stress—which can cause weight gain, heart disease, depression and anxiety—is in how you cope with it. “The absence of stress is boredom, so some stress is desirable,” says Dr. Robert Maunder, a psychiatrist at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. “And while stress that is too intense is rarely going to be positive, there are positive ways that you can deal with it.” Here are eight simple ways to boost your stress-busting skills.