Getty ImagesI realized something the other day that took me by surprise: I do some of my best work when I'm stressed out of my gourd.
My stress levels are always pretty high. That's not a complaint, it's just a statement of fact. I don't think it's just because I'm juggling work and family -- though that undoubtedly contributes to it. I'm pretty sure it's just the way I am.
But some days -- OK, many days -- my stress levels are higher than others. And those days, I've found, are the days when I become uber-productive. More...
When I was in college, my roommates used to say that I had two settings: "Overdrive" and "off." I was juggling two jobs, sometimes three, plus a full course load and a spot on the fencing team; I was so used to pulling all-nighters that I didn't know what to do with myself if 3 a.m. rolled around and I didn't have more work to do.
Nowadays, when 3 a.m. rolls around I'd prefer to be in bed, but I'm just as likely to be in my toddler's room, cuddling him in the bigRead More »from Being stressed out might be good for you