Tips for stress management
Put it in perspective. Jobs are disposable. Your friends, families, and health are not
Modify your job situation. If you really like your employer, but the job has become too stressful (or too boring), ask about tailoring your job to your skills
Get time away. If you feel the stress building, take a break. Walk away from the situation, perhaps walking around the block, sitting on a park bench, taking in a little meditative time
Fight through the clutter. Taking the time to organization your desk or workspace can help ease the sense of losing control that comes from too much clutter. Keeping a to-do list -- and then crossing things off it -- also helps.
Talk it out. Sometimes the best stress-reducer is simply sharing your stress with someone close to you
Cultivate allies at work. Just knowing you have one or more co-workers who are willing to assist you in times of stress will reduce your stress level
Find humor in the situation. When you –- or the people around you -- start taking things too seriously, find a way to break through with laughter. Share a joke or funny story.
Have realistic expectations. While Americans are working longer hours, we can still only fit so much work into one day
Nobody is perfect. If you are one of those types that obsess over every detail and micromanage to make sure "everything is perfect," you need to stop. Change your motto to performing your best, and leave perfection to the gods
Maintain a positive attitude (and avoid those without one). Negativism sucks the energy and motivation out of any situation, so avoid it whenever possible