And this is where it all starts to get good!
It actually looks like what happens in moments of joy. And courage.
- Kelly McGonigal
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, during her TED talk, references a large study on stress whereby our own perception of its effect, not the stress itself, is the real factor for how stress either hurts or helps us, including decreasing or increasing our very life span. For those who view stress as harmful, it turns out to be a leading cause of death. For those who choose stress as their friend ~ quite the opposite.
|Great teams don't shun stress, they optimize it!|
I encourage you to set aside fifteen minutes and watch her amazing presentation on turning stress around in your job, here.