The Relationship Between Motivation And Stress
If you're interested in the relationship between motivation and stress, you should check out this blog post by Daniel Wood.
His key points in managing the inevitable dynamic tension between motivation and stress (not necessarily a bad thing, in fact, stress from motivation up to a point is actually a driving force in living a meaningful and happy life) were clarity, writing projects down, knowing everything that needs to be done, know what you are working on, identifying next actions and knowing you aren't missing something.
These key points address what I consider to be a primary cause of unnecessary and unproductive stress - uncertainty.
I wish I had it to hand as I write this blog post but in the research for my next book, I came across a finding that people experience worse health outcomes from the stress that they might lose their job than what they experience from actually losing their jobs. Wow. Sometimes our brains are not our friends. That stems from uncertainty.