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We’d often avoid stress and for good reason. When stress is chronic or repeated it can literally make us sick. At the same time, when handled well, stress is the stimulation that propels us to do great things like ace an exam.
Here’s today’s Buddhist life hack for handling stress:
If you change your inner state of life, the way you handle stress changes.
Here is a new video that breaks down this life hack so you can sidestep the negative aspects of stress and instead use it as a catalyst to bring out your best self.
What can we do to handle our stress? American psychologist William James writes, “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” For more you can also read this article.
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