Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | TED Talk | TED.com

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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Kelly McGonigal · Health psychologist

Kelly McGonigal translates academic research into practical strategies for health, happiness and personal success.

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8 Kinds Of Pain That Are Directly Connected To Emotional States

Life can kick you, toss you and keep you down at any point in time. When this happens, it can lead us to feel more negative emotions than positive ones. Not only will we feel emotional pain, but we will also feel physical pain as well.

Because our spirit and body are intertwined, it becomes extremely important that we start listening to certain signals that our body sends us. The only way we can detect and treat our issues is through their manifestation via emotional and physical pain.

Head Pain: Severe headaches are a common sign that your under extreme stress. It might be a good idea to start doing things that you love.

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Some examples of things people often do to relax include walking in nature, reading, painting, exercising, and even different types of meditation are good ways for stress relief.

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Neck Pain: This type of pain is usually a result of people having difficulty letting things go or forgiving people. It’s best to remember that nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes.

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Upper Back Pain: If you have upper back pain, it is usually from a lack of emotional support. It tends to come from loneliness, being unloved or feeling unappreciated.

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In regards to feeling unloved or unappreciated, try connecting to those people who are close to you. Now if you are single, it’s time to get out there and meet new people and start dating.

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Lower Back Pain: If you often worry about your financial situation, you will feel lower back pain. It’s like those commercials where the person goes to see the doctor about lower back pain. But the doctor says they can’t help with “tax pain.”

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Whether it’s a financial crisis, or money is just a touchy subject, but you need to try and regain control of your finances and try to manage your money more carefully. Or you can ask a financial expert for help.

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Elbow Pain: Elbow pain may signify that approach life in a more rigorous and planned way. This type of pain is also a sign that you are unwilling to change.

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The stiffer your elbow becomes, the stiffer the life your leading is. It’s always a good idea to shake things up in your life from time to time. It allows you to get used to change and also used to unexpected surprises.

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Pain in Your Hands: Hand pain can be a sign that you are not connect with people the way you want. It’s important to go out and try to meet new people. It may restore a fresh feeling that you’ve been missing.

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This doesn’t mean you leave your old friends, it’s also important to re-establish the connections with them because every relationship is worth investing in.

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Hip Pain: Because your hips are connected to your legs, this pain could be a sign that you are afraid to move. I’m not talking about physically moving, I’m talking about your fear to move forward in life.

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You need to remember that some of the greatest accomplishments in life were done by people who took risks. It’s important to try and get out of your comfort zone sometimes because you will never find what life has to offer if you don’t look.

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