How do you handle stress? Do you let it consume you? Or do you use it as a driving force to get things done? The way we manage stress and direct it can actually help us. It is true. You can use stress in positive ways. In small doses our stress helps to energize us. Knowing the clock is ticking can be a motivational force to complete a project. However like most things too much is a bad thing. Learn to regulate your stress with the article below.
By Dr. Jon Warner
From Ready to Manage
Different Ways You Can Handle Stress.
We all handle stress differently. But, not all stress is bad, and learning how to deal with and manage stress is critical to maximizing our job performance, staying safe on the job, and maintaining our physical and mental health. Infrequent exposure to some job stress poses minimal threat and may actually be quite effective in increasing motivation and productivity. Too much stress, and too prolonged exposure to pressure however can lead to a downward spiral — both professionally and personally.
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Use the chart found in the article to measure the causes of stress and how to handle stress effectively. Once you learn what causes you the most stress, you can learn to avoid it or just harness it to help you out.
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