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Chronic stress is bad for your health and performance, but if you want to get things done, a moderate amount helps you focus and perform at an optimum level. The ideal state is when you’re both engaged and productive.

It is detrimental to suffer from constant pressure and stress. However, an eight-year study of 30,000 American adults found that, while stress shortened lifespans, it did so only in the cases where the individuals had described stress as harmful to their health. People whose stress made them miserable were damaged by it, but people who were stressed—but not distressed—were able to survive it much better. What does this mean? ...

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