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Anxiety Can Bring Out the Best - WSJ.com
Actually, a little anxiety may be just what you need to focus your efforts and perform at your peak, psychologists say.
psychology  anxiety  procrastination  personality  behavior  incentives  gtd 
june 2012 by tsuomela
Worry Isn't Work - Dan Pallotta - Harvard Business Review
Worry isn't work. Being stressed out isn't work. Anxiety isn't work. Entertaining a sense of impending doom isn't work. Incessant internal verbal punishment isn't work. Indulging the great unknown fear in your own mind isn't work. Hating yourself isn't work.

Work is the manifestation of value, and anyone who tells you that a person whose mind is 50% occupied with anxiety is more likely to manifest value is a person who isn't manifesting much.
work  anxiety  culture  puritan  work-ethic  american  morality  economics 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Why We Blush: The Social Purpose of Showing Embarrassment: Scientific American
The good news is that although it may cause you some chagrin, blushing appears to serve a functional purpose. Recent findings by Dutch psychologists Corine Dijk, Peter de Jong and Madelon Peters reveal that if you ever find yourself in a pickle after, say, committing a social offence or being caught in an embarrassing mishap, the presence or absence of blushing can help determine if you’ll be forgiven by others.
psychology  anxiety  fear  evolution  behavior  forgiveness 
september 2009 by tsuomela

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