Stress is inevitable. We cannot wish or hack it away. However, by being smart—and playful—about stress, we can rob its power over us. We can be proactive instead of reactive. Similar to the skilled practitioner of martial arts like judo (which translates as “gentle way”), we can artfully deflect stress rather than trying to meet it head-on.
Science tells us that we can get a jump on stress by executing strategies that give us the upper hand. Stress is most debilitating when it builds up over time—when we ignore the subtle symptoms and instead try to tough it out. By the time we can no longer ignore it, it has evolved into chronic stress.
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