How do YOU cope with stress?

Stress is an inevitable part of like, and can often be very positive – the nerves you feel before a big day, or challenge for example. Listen to some of the top sports stars and they all say that they have butterflies before an event; in these cases the stress provides them with adrenaline to perform well.

But too much stress, for too long a period of time, can have a serious and negative impact on your hormones, and ultimately on your health.

This article, from Psychology Today, list 7 ways that mentally strong people deal with, and use stress to their advantage.

While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they’re dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people don’t let stress drag them down.

Here are seven ways mentally strong people handle stress effectively:

1. They accept that stress is part of life.

While some people waste time and energy thinking things like, “I shouldn’t have to deal with this,” mentally strong people know that setbacks, problems, and hardships are inevitable. When stressful situations arise, they devote their efforts into doing what they can to move forward. Even when they can’t change the circumstances, they know they can always take steps to improve their lives.

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