I have always been the type that stresses out, especially when it comes to school. When I realize how much I have to get done I tend to start worrying, wondering how I am ever going to find the time to get all my work done. Or when I plan an event how am I going to have enough money to pay for all my supplies. Stress comes in everyday life, I have realized that I am not the only one who stresses. This TED Talk I chose to do because I can relate to it well.
In this video it showed that many people died from stress. However, it wasn’t because they stressed it was because how they viewed stress. They had a mind set that made their heart over work and that is what caused them to die from stress. The study they conducted in the video that people who had a different mind set about stress lived a happy life. When the lady in the video was talking about the way we think of stress it can actually be healthy for us. That really clicked with me because I stress so much about school work. It made me realize that I am always going to stress in life but how I view it can make a difference to my health. The way I handle and think about my stress can either help or hinder my health.
Now, that is not only what the video talked about. We have all heard of the hormone Oxytocin. We think of it as the hormone that all of our science teachers have taught about. However, I did not know until I watched this video that it is also the hormone that is the stress responder. This hormone can help your heart be repair your heart after negative effects of stress, it can be the fixer. This then will help you recover from stress. Helping out the people around us when we are under stress can help us recover from stress. When the video started talking about this it was so amazing to me. I never knew that our body’s reacted in this way.
Many have heard that stress can be harmful. However, how we act and how we think about stress can really be healthier and it won’t be negative. We have to remember when we are stressed that we have to think positive so that way we can live a healthier life. So, the next time you are stressed remember to thin positive and respond to others to have a more positive impact on your health!