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Embrace Stress and Increase Your Productivity in the Workplace

Embracing stress and putting that energy to work can increase productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

We’ve all been there; a deadline is looming and we have done very little work on the project. Our productivity in the workplace has been lacking. Panic begins to set in; our stomach churns, our mouth feels dry and we begin to sweat. All too often, a person will shut down once these symptoms set in, but in doing so they miss an excellent opportunity.

Do Not Fear Stress

When we feel stressed, it is because we know that we are being pushed to our limit. This is a good thing; once we reach our limit, we have the opportunity to develop further and improve our abilities. The worst thing that we can do, when we feel stressed, is give up, because once we do that, we are rejecting an opportunity to showcase our talents and really push ourselves and increase our productivity in the workplace.

Too Much Comfort Is Counterproductive

It can be painful to push ourselves, and it is very tempting to settle back into our comfort zone and coast through work. However, in doing so we miss the buzz of improvement, the thrill that personal development gives us. If you have a deadline coming up, don’t take the easy way out. Rather, push through the pain barrier, work long hours and complete the job. Proving to yourself that you can do it will give you the confidence you need to fulfill your potential.

Don’t allow yourself to be paralyzed by stress; embrace it, extend yourself and feel the glow of satisfaction. Your productivity in the workplace will improve and you can look forward to the next challenge.

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Convention Speakers Practice the Right Kind of Stress

Adrenaline from healthy sources can be a good kind of stress.

Adrenaline from healthy sources can be a good kind of stress.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

To many ears, the word “stress” has negative connotations. It conjures to mind images of not feeling well, being burned out and wanting a break. However, convention speakers like Andy Core know that stress can also be good.

  • Getting a rush from exhilarating activities like test-driving a race car, bungee jumping or even something as simple as ordering an exotic dish at a foreign restaurant makes those butterflies in your stomach good ones. Moreover, the knowledge that you overcame a hurdle will only add to your confidence.
  • When you carry a heavy workload, as opposed to a workload that drags you down, it is a good way of keeping yourself busy. The busier someone is, the less likely they are to make mountains out of molehills.
  • The release of hormones in your body is good in small doses. They can make you extra alert to your surroundings, enabling convention speakers to take in more information and make more informed decisions.

Not all stress has to be of the negative variety, and it takes stress in your life to make you realize the good parts. However, like all good convention speakers recommend, the key is to minimize them and use stressors for their key qualities instead of letting them overtake you.

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