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Health & Fit Can Work Stress Actually Be Good for You?

13:10  15 november  2019
13:10  15 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Good stress , also known in the scientific community as eustress, may be just the thing you need to get job done at work . Eustress can also help you enter a state of "flow," a heightened sense of awareness and complete absorption into an activity, according to research from psychologist Mihaly

Good stress can become bad for you if you experience too much of it. (Adrenaline junkies know this firsthand.) This is because your stress The body's stress response reacts strongly to perceived threats. If you don't perceive something as a threat, there is generally no threat-based stress response.

When is work stress good? When it’s upping your game, a study in the International Journal of Stress Management suggests.

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The American Psychological Association says that common sources of work stress include low salaries, excessive workloads, and a lack of control in job-related decisions among employees. But some of the roots of work-related stress can be beneficial. Trying to navigate tough deadlines at work can even make you try to power up your productivity. When it comes to workplace performance, often workloads and deadlines produce important incentives to drive employees.

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Can Work Stress Actually Be Good for You ? But it’s also important to realize that not all stress is good for you . In fact, much of it isn’t. The researchers acknowledge there’s bad stress —unreasonable deadlines, workplace harassment, a boss who’s a monster—but we ’ re not sure making a list will fix that.

The negative effects of stress are well-known, but stress has its benefits, too. Here, experts outline the positive side of some stress . Stress is often viewed as an exclusively negative sensation: Work deadlines pile up, family drama takes its toll, busy schedules wear us thin and we wind up drained.

Picture being under the gun on a project. Pressure can drive efficiency. Now you’ve got momentum, and everything is coming together. The key is focusing on the rewards despite the hassles, and taking ownership or staking out autonomy. If it’s not coming easily, make a list of the positives of completing the stressful task.

But it’s also important to realize that not all stress is good for you. In fact, much of it isn’t. The researchers acknowledge there’s bad stress—unreasonable deadlines, workplace harassment, a boss who’s a monster—but we’re not sure making a list will fix that.

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