Mind over matter: How true is this statement? More than you think.
Stress has a bad reputation, but not all of it is bad. The “good” kind of stress gets you across the street quickly when you see an oncoming vehicle or can motivate you to work toward a deadline. Your body enters self-protection mode and puts you in tip-top shape: your immune system, heart rate, attention, and memory all gear up for survival.
However, when stress is chronic (think of pulling all-nighters and waiting until the last minute to get things done), it turns into bad stress—also known as distress. It can impact your health and cause you to feel under attack. It’s not just a feeling, either. Your body physically and automatically reacts as if under threat of siege.
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