The answer to dealing with stress is not avoiding it, not only because it is not possible, but because stressful situations are necessary. Without stressful times, tough or bad times, good times cannot exist. It is the Law of Contrasting.
However, that doesn’t mean we must seek stressors or provoke them; we must learn how to deal with stress in the healthiest way possible.
In this episode, the psychologist, clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist Dr. Chris Friesen reveals how neuroticism and susceptibility to negative emotions and stress affect our health and fitness. He explains why lack of motivation and self-discipline show up and why we must learn to deal with anxiety instead of trying to resist it.
He delves into common misconceptions about ADHD and why so many people think they suffer from it.
Dr. Friesen goes through the Law of Contrasting, which explains why stress is unavoidable and necessary, why we must strive for satisfaction instead of happiness, how to transition from the productivity mode, and much more. Listen now!
Dr. Chris Friesen, Ph.D. is a psychologist who has always been fascinated by what makes people successful. He is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist but now primarily helps professional, national/Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achievers such as professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and writers, achieve their personal and professional potential.
He is currently director of Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology, a contributor for Success Magazine, and author of ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen.