Link: HBR on Stress


I ‘traditionally’ think of stress as a thing to avoid but this article from the Harvard Business review has challenged me to re-frame my thought on this. There are a lot of salient points in the article but these jumped out at me (as a chronic ‘worrier’):

  1. Being able to separate out what you can and cannot control is essential.
  2. Be aware of your habits and instinctual responses and possibly seek additional support to build skills to more comfortably navigate conflict.
  3. choose to see difficult circumstances as learn­ing opportunities rather than as a time to shut down. When we ask “What can I learn from this?” instead of “Why me?” we can shape the challenge to our advantage.
  4. analysis without action leads to rumination and anxiety

I suspect I’ll be printing this document out as a daily reminder!