Did you know that your brain is built to deal with stress that lasts about 30 seconds? It is not built for long-term stress. Chronic stress damages your memory, executive functions and your immune system. It also creates scares in your blood vessels that can cause a heart attack or a stroke. Another important fact: stressed brains don’t learn the same way as non-stressed brains do. What are you reasons for stressing? Do you still think it is worth it? //Marianne
Facts about stress: Brain rules by John Medina.