Are you an "intense attack-mode" junkie? Do you thrive on the adrenaline and caffeine buzz, over-scheduling yourself, and getting things done just in the nick of time, that "productive stress"? Feel like you've run a marathon after a day in the office? Emma Seppala points out that "when sustained over longer periods – chronic stress compromises our immunity, memory, and attention span. In other words, high intensity — whether it’s from negative states like anxiety or positive states like excitement — taxes the body." Then gives us some suggestions on how we can balance ourselves.
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