You can start by telling yourself and those around you that stress is not a bad thing and sometimes it is the key to motivation-filled performances.
Regarding external events, you can ask: 'What can I learn from this stressful experience? How can I solve it? Or how can I accept it?'
Science says: Those with a positive mindset about stress and those who use it as an energy source have lower cortisol levels. Welcoming stress calmly and directing it towards resolving or working on the desired subject can eliminate the harmful side of stress neurologically, allowing you to channel it for growth and development.
Now; we mentioned mindset, and we also defined it as a thought structure. How does this form, let's talk about it.
There are 4 fundamental factors that shape our mindset:
The programming that comes from our upbringing.
Our culture and media
Influential others (i.e., Friends, Teachers, Doctors, Partners, Neighbors)
Conscious Choices (We have the ability to change our mindset.)
The easiest ways to teach and learn new mindsets:
Be aware of what you have.
Is this mindset helpful or harmful? Think and decide.
Look for new mindsets that will be more beneficial for different situations.
For example, this sentence had a significant impact on me:
'I don't have to do something, but I want to do something.'
When compulsion is replaced by voluntarism, my entire perspective changed.
So, how does our mindset affect our physiology and biology?
Our thought structures and core beliefs shape how our physiology and biology respond to stress, food, drugs, and other aspects of life. These mindsets can change our expectations, explanations, and goals. Ultimately, they have the power to impact our performance and well-being. By understanding and adopting more adaptive mindsets, we can experience less suffering and perform better in every aspect of life.