Coping with stress at work
Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming — and harmful to both physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, such long-term stress is all too common. In fact, APA’s annual Stress in Americauudyrvysezxwwadraactcaeby survey has consistently found that work is cited as a significant source of stress by a majority of Americans. Common Sources of Work Stress Certain factors tend to go hand-in-hand with work-related stress. Low salaries.Excessive workloads.Few opportunities for growth or advancement.Work that isn't engaging or challenging.Lack of social support.Not having enough control over job-related decisions.Conflicting demands or unclear performance expectations. Effects of Uncontrolled Stress
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