Energy cannot be created nor destroyed; it can however change forms.

Many of us see stress as a nuisance in our lives and allow it to slowly destroy us, but that is not how it has to be. Stress induces a surge of energy─as opposed to allowing a negative aura to surround that energy, you can transmute it into something positive.

Sadly, a majority of people do not know how to control stressful emotions and consequently harm themselves mentally and physically. Non-transmuted stress can lead to anxiety, depression, heart attacks, a weakened immune system, skin impurities, and a host of other ailments.

Many people have a hard time transmuting stress because there is a feeling of unresolved conflict that comes from stepping away from the original stressor. The thing to keep in mind is that nearly all of the things that we allow to stress us out are actually not important. We have a tendency to waste a lot of time and energy worrying about things that either already happened, never happen, or if they do, do not have a measurable impact on our lives as a whole. Of course there are certain events that actually require our attention─such as a deadline at work─but instead of stressing about these types of situations, just focus on the aspects of the event that you can control and have faith in yourself that you will get it done.

Say somebody does something to anger you. You can spend time in your head obsessing about it and becoming progressively more upset, or you can use that energy to get a great workout in, clean your house, or work on something that can improve the quality of your life.

The ability to transmute energy comes with practice. Meditation is a great way to become adroit at controlling and redirecting your focus. Even a few deep breaths during times of stress can allow you to distance yourself from the situation and regain control of your thoughts.

Transmuting stress is similar to waking up earlier than you are used to for a new job. At first it is difficult and you struggle, but eventually you condition your body and it becomes natural.

Stress is a part of life. As opposed to looking at stress as an evil, look at it as an opportunity. Through the use of your willpower, you can transform stress energy into positive energy. This redirection─if done properly─will allow you to become a much happier person and accomplish far more than you could have ever expected.

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