Work stress is a funny thing and requires a delicate balance. Too much stress can be damaging to our health, our productivity and our overall sense of well being – check out the infographic below to get a sense of the toll it takes. But some stress can be good and can spur us on. In fact, studies show that some stress can actually be beneficial to our performance. But how much stress is too much? In Harvard Business Review, Francesca Gino offers a test to measure your stress in her article Are You Too Stressed to Be Productive? Or Not Stressed Enough? Take the test to see how you compare with the average. If you come out on the high side of the average, she offers some strategies to help reduce stress.
For other tips to manage stress, see:
- How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress
- A Simple Way to Combat Chronic Stress
- How to make stress your friend
- Stressing the Positive
- Stressed out? This is what is happening to your body
Stress infographic source: EKU Online