A recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that more than half of working adults in the U.S. are concerned by the amount of stress they experience.
Another APA survey found that most people don’t know how to manage stress effectively.
Stress can cause short-term health problems such as headaches, tiredness, and nausea, as well as long-term conditions like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. And that’s before we’ve factored in the impact that stress has on our general well-being and our effectiveness at work.
The good news is that we can learn how to keep stress at bay, if we take the right approach.
Our article on Managing Stress looks at what stress is, what increases our risk of experiencing it, and, importantly, how we can manage it effectively so that it doesn’t have an impact on our work and our lives.
Question: Do you have a stressful job? What strategies do you use to manage stress?