(NYPOST) — “Stress” is a dirty word in the world of wellness. It’s something to be tempered, reduced or completely released in your weekly yoga class. It’s something we’re supposed to carefully manage — or, better yet, avoid at all costs.
But stress — and its common-law companion, risk — aren’t the bad guys we’ve made them out to be. New research suggests that these two bad boys of decision-making have the power to enhance learning and growth, all while helping us make better choices in life.
For one, they help our brains stop overthinking matters, especially when put in the context of a learning technique called “deliberate practice.”
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