According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the most stressful jobs in the U.S. are:
Clinical lab technician
Everyone encounters some level of stress at work. Researchers believe that there is a healthy or acceptable level of stress that is beneficial. It heightens people's ability to focus, their energy levels, and productivity. Stress becomes unmanageable when people find themselves unable to cope with it.
We know the readership of The Leader's Playbook and quite a few of our subscribers hold one of the top 10 jobs listed above. Some of the more effective methods for controlling excessive stress are:
Eat right - stay away from the junk/fast food temptation.
Put the situation into perspective. Rarely is the stressful situation a matter of life and death.
Find a listening partner. Get it off your chest, unburden yourself by getting someone to listen to how you feel.
Know your limitations. Don't sign up for something if you know it will tax your ability to cope with it successfully.