3. Stress can kill
Expert Dr. Heron explains the spiral that can occur when people don't properly treat their stress: "Initially, stress causes people to be more irritable or just behave unusually. Further along, they can develop severe anxiety and become panicky about work situations, which can end with them being off work for long periods with depression." So, while you might think working through your stress is making you perform better, in the long run it may be detrimental.