Why Some Stress Can Actually Be Good for You

Posted on April 22, 2013

Fear of public speaking tops death and spiders as the nation's number one phobia. But new research shows that learning to rethink the way we view our shaky hands pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help people perform better both mentally and physically. The study found that before a stressful speaking task, simply encouraging people to reframe the meaning of these signs of stress as natural and helpful was a surprisingly effective way of handling stage fright.

Category(s):Anxiety, Stress Management

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