I hope you were able to close out 2023 with a feeling of confidence that you made it one more year, and I hope you are ready for an exciting new installment of Unpopular Science. I'm going to make this one easy on you, no reading involved, just a great TED Talk video that a counselor friend of mine recommended. I loved it so much I had to pass it on to you. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this video from researcher Kelly McCongigal which shows how our mindset about stress may be more important than the stress itself. There's also a little extra added bonus research showing that stress may even create closer bonds with your loved ones.
Sending you into 2024 with well wishes and the highest vibes.