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Emotion as 'Power': How to Handle Chronic Stress

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To be sure, not all stress is bad. Short-term stress — facing a deadline for a paper, playing the final minutes of a basketball game — can enhance one’s ability to perform. “Chronic stress,” however, “is a problem,” Murthy said. “Chronic stress is when that acute response continues for a prolonged period of time.” When stress stays around for a while, “the impact on us is physiological. The effect on our body is not a healthy one.”

This article discusses the importance of emotional well-being, and how it can help reduce chronic stress.