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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Being Stressed

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4. Stress may help you focus

Pressure or short-term stress can actually help you focus. The vast majority of psychologists call this type of feeling “flow,” and good stress can help you reach it. Have you ever wondered why your colleague works or delivers better under stress? Well…short-term stress might be the answer.

“A stressor like running a marathon, taking an exam, starting a new job, giving a presentation, meeting a new friend, taking on a new hobby, getting married, or becoming a new parent will kick-start neurobiology in a way that will get you into the zone,” Dr. Serani says.

So, when some people must complete a task or when they have a very tight deadline for a big project, short-term stress can help their brains focus more on that specific task. Cool, right?!

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