Brainstorm Health: Can Stress Be Good For You? (Seriously … – Fortune

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Stress has a bad reputation, but recent theories suggest it isn’t deserved. Some say that you can use stress to your advantage. Instead of allowing yourself to get worked up and worried, using the natural stress of a situation can bring out your best qualities. If you don’t let stress get in your way, it an actually help you perform better than you ever knew possible.

Key Takeaways:

  • Consider the prospect of taking a surprise math quiz. “If you worry about and doubt your ability” to perform well on the test, stress weakens your performance, Robertson says.
  • “But if you don’t worry about your ability, stress can boost your performance—and in this case the more of it the better.”
  • The good news is we can actually train ourselves to turn our quotidian panic into the kind of rush that great sluggers feel when they get that “hero moment” at the plate.

“The good news is we can actually train ourselves to turn our quotidian panic into the kind of rush that great sluggers feel when they get that “hero moment” at the plate.”

http://fortune.com/2016/12/21/brainstorm-health-12-21-intro/

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