Turning Stress into an Asset

Amir Diafi
3 min readApr 1, 2022

Stress actually is not a good thing for our health, but it stops being a bad thing only if we stop believing in it as a bad thing!. Maybe it’ll be a good thing.

There is a study about our beliefs about stress and the stress itself.
In this study, they found there is a relationship between stress and our health and the die, but this relationship was bigger in the people who believe that stress is a bad thing for their health.

There is a good book about this named: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It.

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It.

by: Kelly McGonigal

You can find it here: on Amazon and here for free

Stress is a sign of the Amygdala, it cames if Amygdila knows that our situation is more than our sources, the sign tells the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to respond even by Fight, Flight, or Fright (F-3)

This sign was made of purpose preparing the body for the F-3 response (also called hyperarousal or the acute stress response).

The stress caused in our life by two categories:

First: Materialistic, like a real harmful or dangerous situation like a car gonna hit you or a lion running behind you.

Second: Meaningful or soft, like a job interview or something seeing a girl/boy that you think is your crush, etc.

Now let us talk about steps to turn your stress into an asset:

  1. Change your beliefs about stress into a good thing, and it’ll push you to the next level of what you’re doing.

2. The main job of the amygdala is to regulate emotions, such as fear and aggression. it is the controller always, it is the unconsciousness, it does not tell the consciousness what it’ll do, you can control it only by doing one thing, smell sense controlling. and there is a way to do this called Resonance Frequency Breathing.

Resonance frequency breathing is a way of breathing (slow relaxed diaphragmatic breathing at around 3–7 breaths per minute) that has a regulating effect on the autonomic nervous system and other key body systems such as the circulatory system.

Resonance frequency breathing

3. Take High-intensity interval training (HIIT) instead of Low ones.

4. Make the Social sports as well.

5. Take a good nap.

6. Take enough sleep (full night).