In the United States, over 80 percent of workers claim their job is stressful; however, half of that percentage affirmed that they truly need help in order to manage the stress. Many people speculate what kind of help overstressed workers need to be productive at their various offices. An interesting solution might be to apply paradigm shift in the way we define stress. We should consider stress as something that has the potency to fuel productivity.
Recent research carried out in the United Kingdom shows that some level of stress is actually helpful to make workers become productive. Your body would interpret that little stress a survival strategy, there improving your longevity as well as your cellular health.
Generally, too much of stress can have a serious implication on our health. It is capable of hurting your physical well-being; just the same way it will hurt you mentally. However, this new research has proven that it is capable of fueling productivity at work.
Here are some of the ways you can channel stress into productivity.
Have you ever wondered why coaches stress up athletes some few minutes to the game? The reason is not farfetched. Stressed up athletes would have much gusto compare to a relaxed athlete. Some level of stress is relevant to move faster. A stressful situation like meeting a target or featuring in upcoming presentations can be a motivator to get the best out of you.
This article was originally published for Inc. Magazine, read the full piece here.
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