Drawing from groundbreaking research, psychologist and award-winning teacher Kelly McGonigal, PhD, offers a surprising new view ofstress—one that reveals theupsideofstress, and shows us exactly howto capitalize on its benefits.
You hear it all the time:stress causes heart disease; stress causes insomnia; stressis bad foryou! But what if changing howyou think about stress could make you happier, healthier, and better able to reach your goals? Combining exciting new research on resilience and mindset, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, proves that undergoing stressis not bad foryou; itis undergoing stress while believing thatstressis bad foryou that makes it harmful. In fact, stress has many benefits, from giving us greater focus and energy, to strengthening our personal relationships.
McGonigal shows readers howto cultivate a mindset that embraces stress, and activate the brain’s natural ability to learn from challenging experiences. Both practical and life-changing, TheUpsideofStressis not a guide togetting rid ofstress, but a toolkitforgetting better atit—by understanding, accepting, and leveraging ittoyour advantage.