You may think that burning the midnight oil and staying constantly busy are good for your career — but you might be seriously damaging your career — and your health.
It turns out that the vast majority of successful people aren’t that stressed, not because they don’t experience stressful situations, but because they have tools for dealing with and diffusing that stress.
Stress is one of the biggest killers in the developed world and how it negatively affects our careers. Many people thrive on stress and love the buzz that comes with it, but ignore the effect it has on their physical and mental wellbeing. It’s important to realise the dangers of stress in the long-run and take action today…
The dangers of staying stressed.Stress is a major factor in your health. In fact:
The cascade of hormones your body releases under stress may make you ready to run from that metaphorical lion that wants to eat you, but it also has the effect of degrading and deteriorating nearly every system of your body, from your gums to your heart.
Add that all up, and stress related ailments cost more than $300 billion in lost productivity and medical bills — more than $100 billion more than the cost of obesity.
How to cool down.If you want to have a great life and career, the key seems to be dealing with stress in a healthy way.
In short, that stress you think you thrive on isn’t worth it in the long run. It could be killing you and your career, and it’s important to address it now, rather than later.
Originally Posted on Linked In By: Bernard Marr
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