Can Anxiety Be Helpful to Be More Productive?

Studies suggest that anxiety, in small doses, can increase productivity at work. Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy and Psychotherapist Teresita Calero agree with this statement.

According to Dr. Rohaidy, anxiety is our "flight system" and impels us to do things; a little of that anxiety really helps. She also says the problem becomes when the person "freezes and is unable” to do things.

On the other hand, Calero says in order to overcome this sensation it is necessary to "be aware" of cues in our body, such as breathing and heartbeat. "It´s about stepping back and saying there is nothing to fear, there is no threat here," according to the psychotherapist.

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