Psychologist Ian Robertson explains it is possible to change stress into excitement.
The author of The Stress Test, a professor at Trinity College, Dublin explains how we can all use tension in a positive way.
"Your mindset in response to stress is a huge determining fact in how it manifests itself in anxiety," he told The Two Mikes.
"You can do a little bit of mental ju-jitsu and change [stress] into [excitement] in how you describe [your feelings] to yourself.
"Some terrible things happen to people that they don't get over, but the fact is in many domains, a bit of stress actually makes us feel better and perform better.
"One of the most powerful [techniques] is through breathing," he added. "That is like taking the most natural pharmaceutical agent in the most natural pill in the world."
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