How Stress Can Hurt Your Productivity

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It’s become common knowledge that chronic stress can leave you feeling fatigued on a regular basis and it will greatly increase your risk factor for contracting serious illnesses like heart disease. However, it can also affect your life in more subtle ways. For example, excess stress can make it harder for you to good to get a good night’s sleep. Your ability to drive will be greatly impacted. As an experienced driver knows, being distracted on the road for just a few seconds can lead to a major accident that will leave you physically and economically devastated.

That lack of focus can also lead into your work life. The combination of increased anxiety and a lack of sleep will make it very difficult for you to focus on anything work-related. That can sharply reduce your productivity and can cause you to be viewed as unreliable by your supervisors. Although it is very pernicious, treating stress is both easy and inexpensive. If you find that your concentration is slipping at work, a walk around the block or 15 minute massage chair session will clear your mind, revive your body and give you the energy you need to give your job the attention it deserves.

Read the full article here: 13 reasons to take stress seriously!