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How To Make Stress Work For You

As many of us experience, stress is not always a fun or welcome emotion. Stress at work may be inevitable but it doesn’t have to be detrimental. Shawn Achor talks about this issue in his  article “Making Stress Work For You. In it, Shawn discusses how many studies show that stress can enhance your performance by causing your brain to use more of its capabilities, improve memory and intelligence, and increase productivity. He cautions  that you should not seek out stress — obviously, less of it is better. But, make the stress you do have work for you. Recognize that it isn’t all bad and develop an awareness of why you feel frazzled. Then, redirect the energy behind your worry toward productivity. Re-framing stress as a potential positive can reduce the harm it causes.

You can read more from Shawn’s article by clicking here!

-DF

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Written by David Frederick

April 11, 2011 at 8:38 AM

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