In most cases, stress is the factor that destroys marriages, relationships, careers and friendships, but it doesn’t have to be the villain in your story. It sounds silly, but stress can be a good thing for us. How so? Several psychologists are here to enlighten us while screaming in our faces that stress can be healthy and productive.
“Stress has got such a bad rap,” says neuroscientist Daniela Kaufer, PhD, a professor in the department of integrative biology and acting associate dean of biological sciences at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. “There’s this perception that stress is always bad for the brain, but that’s not true. Your stress response is crucial to your survival. It elevates your performance, is super-important for alertness and prepares you to adapt to the next thing that comes along.”
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