How To Make Stress And Anxiety Your Friend


I would like to share with you how to make stress and anxiety your friend.

There are so many negative associations with the words, ‘stress’ and ‘anxiety’. These emotions are real and can be very debilitating for many people.

I want to offer you a different way of looking at these emotions.

What if you could use stress and anxiety to your advantage, and proactively change your life for the better?  I’m here to show you how.

I experience stress and anxiety in my life, but I don’t view them as bad things. Why?

Because I believe that in order to grow and achieve your goals, you have to step outside of your comfort zone.

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The comfort zone, as defined by Lifehacker, is a “behavioural space where your activities and behaviours fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk” — the operative words here being “stress” and “risk”.

We all have a zone of comfort that is safe. We are wired to seek out comfort, which is why it is so hard to break away from it.

When we step outside of our comfort zone that is when we experience the most stress and anxiety.

You might be wondering, “Then what is the point? I want to minimize negative emotions, not increase them.”

Because in order to be the person that you desire to be, you need to take a risk. Those who are willing to do so will achieve the greatest rewards.

The magic happens when we place ourselves in challenging environments, when we are pushed to achieve our goals.

Psychologists that have found that, when we challenge ourselves, we tend to rise to the occasion (Beck, 2012).

T. Harv Eker said it best – “Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills!”

Living uncomfortably is the only way to live. When you are uncomfortable, it makes you grow and stretch yourself.

I am willing to purposely experience stress and anxiety.

I know that my success depends, in part, on my ability to embrace these emotions with an open heart.

These emotions provide me with opportunities to do more, in my business and in my life.

Unfortunately, too many people play it safe on a daily basis, and people wonder why they don’t achieve their goals.

In the words of Tony Robbins, “If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always gotten.”

You need to place yourself in challenging situations. When you push yourself, and embrace the unknown, you conquer your fears.

How would it feel if stress and anxiety were your friend? What would happen if you changed your perception of these stereotypically negative emotions?

I always want to create more in my business, and sometimes that makes me nervous.

However, I know that it is what I need to do in order achieve more success.

For example, public speaking still makes me a little anxious, but I do it because it helps me grow as a speaker, it makes a difference in the lives of others, and it fulfils my mission.

It’s a win-win.

I was very socially awkward in my early years. People always ask, “Stefan, how did you overcome your shyness and social anxiety?”

Simple. I faced it, head-on.

Don’t shy away from stress and anxiety. Move through it.

Challenges in life are normal. They are blessings in disguise, which exist in order to make us better people.

When you change your perception and view challenges as opportunities to enhance your life, instead of worsen it, you master your life.

You can’t always control the events that happen in your life, but you can control the meaning that you ascribe to those events.

Have you ever looked back at a stressful time in your life and been grateful for the experience because it allowed you to be the person that you are today? I know I have.

Life is designed to teach you valuable lessons so that you can learn and grow from each experience.  Life is the greatest teacher of all.

Make stress and anxiety your friend, not your foe.

I hope my words shed light on how to make stress and anxiety your friend.

In the words of Henry Kissinger – “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.”

Trust that whatever happens in life, you can handle it.

Be brave, take risks, and be fearless under pressure.

Do you want to learn how to create an empowering morning ritual that will help rid you of stress and anxiety in your life? CLICK HERE to purchase my Morning Ritual Mastery course!

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