Mental Health Experts Debunk 10 Stress Myths | Debunked

Dr. Hans Selye, the founder of the modern stress concept. Selye found that activities like sports and sex also produced a surge in stress hormones, so he promoted the idea of good stress. But research since then has proven that stress contributes to 75% to 90% of medical conditions, including the six leading causes of death. Stimulation is good for you (see #2 above). Stress is not.It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life. Popular “stress management” tools relieve the effects of stress, but not the cause, so the stress returns again and again. A more effective long-term approach involves learning to think differently about challenging situations so the stress is no longer produced.The best way to deal with stress is to exercise, breathe, and relax. Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life. Popular “stress management” tools relieve the effects of stress, but not the cause, so the stress returns again and again. A more effective long-term approach involves learning to think differently about challenging situations so the stress is no longer produced.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-myth-stress/201005/8-deadly-myths-about-stress

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