Chapter 7. Decrease Stress and Anxiety to Remember More

Stress is common in today’s workplace because of the pressures of our competitive, success-oriented age. These constant pressures to perform well, meet deadlines, and be successful can interfere with your ability to remember. Certainly a little stress can be stimulating and encourage people to do even better, such as when a speaker feels a twinge of anxiety before giving a talk and does very well, because that small amount of stress has triggered extra adrenalin, giving the speaker more energy and more motivation for performance. But when the stress level gets too high, it interferes with performance—and affects the memory required for performing. In some cases, high stress may even make ...

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