Exhausted? Need a quick energy boost?
Tap into tension.
Despite what you may think, tension is not necessarily a bad thing.
Quite the contrary: within tension lies a free pool of renewable energy, just waiting to be harnessed!
Interestingly, though, the human brain’s natural response to tension is that it is a threat.
And so, when we react to tension, we sometimes end up doing not-so-productive things like avoiding the situation altogether, overpowering others, or complying entirely with the other party.
But believe it or not, our brains are actually energized by tension: because the current way of doing things and the desired way of doing things can stimulate our brains into problem-solving and thinking innovatively.
Need more proof that tension is good for you? Here are 7 top reasons to move toward tension.
Get energized! Here’s what you can do right now:
Tapping into tension doesn’t have to take up a lot of time; you can resolve tension and reap the benefits within as little as 20 minutes.
And what’s more—by confronting tension, you actually end up saving a lot of extra time, headaches, and personal energy in the long run!
Watch for your next moment of tension with another person—that is, when both parties have competing needs or priorities. When that moment arrives, follow these tips:
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