Poll: How Do You Manage Day-to-Day Work-Related Stress?
Stress is an inconvenient truth of professional life. It has many causes, such as a difficult sales target, a tight project deadline, or unreasonable behavior by a client or a colleague. But whatever the cause, the effect of stress is the same: the stiffness in body and mind, the inability to have fun, and the vulnerability to anger. In a poll conducted in the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief, we asked readers how they cope with stress.
Our readers gave us a clear answer: 54% of our 940 respondents reported that their primary method is physical leisure activities, such as a work out, be it walking or running. Non-physical leisure activities, such as browsing the Internet, came in a distant second, at 17%, followed by drinking and smoking as well as spending time with family and friends.
Many would agree that stress is a hard nut to crack. We probably use all these methods and more to manage it and still can’t help feeling stressed out! It is little wonder that stress is called the global epidemic of the 21st century. To learn more about what a company can do about stress and what it can do to a company, watch this short video interview: “Stress at Work: A New Global Epidemic?”
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