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Find the opportunity

Find the opportunity

Stress is indicative of change: something is happening and you’re forced to respond to that demand. 

Try to condition yourself to see stress as an opportunity and use it to your advantage. Stress can help you embrace change and make any necessary modifications. Stressful situations force us to make adjustments, innovate and be creative.

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