Can stress really be good for you?
Most of us live such busy and hectic lifestyles today that stress has become an inevitable part of our daily lives, especially more so for high achievers. It may be hard to believe, but the stress reaction actually came about as a beneficial response, and can be vital to our work or even our lives. For example, when we face danger or a highly challenging situation, our body produces stressors that will lead to an adrenalin rush, making us more alert and pumped to react or respond quickly.
Everyone will experience different levels of stress, some probably more than others. The key lies in how you respond to it. One way to manage stress better is by actively turning bad stress into good stress, and understanding how it can actually be good for your career.