As a food truck owner, are you worried that your high stress level is bad for your business performance and your health? It turns out that believing stress has a negative impact might be the worst part. New studies show that your mindset is the most important predictor of how stress affects you. If you believe it’s bad for you, it will be. But if you think positively about stress you’ll be happier, healthier, and more effective if you see the difficulties and challenges you face as opportunities to learn and grow, rather than as your “daily grind.”

Think Positively About Stress In Your Food Truck Life

The benefits of optimism extend beyond stress relief to better health, more rewarding relationships and enhanced productivity.

People with a positive outlook tend to experience:

  • reduced incidence of depression
  • lower stress levels and are better able to cope with stress causing events
  • an increased life span
  • overall better health
  • improved psychological well-being

People with a positive outlook on life are also more likely to live a healthier lifestyle, and to smoke less and drink less alcohol. So think about stress differently: It can create mental toughness, increase clarity, and contribute to a sense of confidence.

If you think you are a pessimist then becoming an optimist takes practice. Changing a habit of negative thinking will not occur overnight. With practice you can develop your positive thinking.

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The Bottom Line

Surrounding yourself with negative thinkers perpetuates your old habit of thinking, making it more difficult to change. Try to surround yourself with positive others so you learn and model their type of thinking in response to different situations.

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