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Workplace Study: Being Stressed Out At Work Might Have A Benefit

Nobody likes to be stressed out at work. However, there's new research out that says it might not be such a bad thing after all.

According to EurekAlert!, the study in the Journal of Applied Psychology finds that the things on the job that are most likely to induce anxiety are deadlines, numerous management/organizational changes, suppression/over-expression of emotion, among other things. However, the researchers contend that some anxiety can actually boost your job performance.

Julie McCarthy, who was one of the authors of the study, says, "If you have too much anxiety, and you're completely consumed by it, then it's going to derail your performance. On the other hand, moderate levels of anxiety can facilitate and drive performance."

With that being said, there's a separate study that indicates that as many as 72% of American workers have anxiety daily at their job, saying that not only does it hamper their work lives, but also negatively affects their personal lives.