Stress can have deep psychological and physical repercussions, but moderate levels of stress are necessary to spur action. The key in managing stress is to learn how to manage your emotions and remain calm.
Writing for Talentsmart, Dr. Travis Bradberry reports on new research from University of California, Berkeley, that reveals the positive effects of intermittent stress, which is the kind of stress early humans experienced when faced with physical threats from their environment. "As the human brain evolved and increased in complexity," Bradberry writes, "we’ve developed the ability to worry and perseverate on events, which creates frequent experiences of prolonged stress."
Prolonged stress can lead to a host of ailments, including heart disease, depression, and decreased cognitive performance. Fortunately, there are strategies you can employ to keep intermittent stress from becoming debilitating.