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Stress Reduction at Work

Pacing Yourself
  • Martin Shaffer

Abstract

Although rest, exercise, and proper diet can increase resistance and enhance the body’s tolerance for stress, such coping tactics cannot eliminate or even dramatically reduce many of the stress-producing situations that each of us encounters every day. Take Art, for example. The sales manager for a large carpet firm, Art has found his work increasingly stressful. Recently, he has begun a jogging program and feels great. He is sleeping better, eating a better-balanced diet, and smoking and drinking less. At work, however, Art still feels stressed much of the time. He has even begun to keep a stress journal in an effort to uncover the roots of his stress problems, but so far he has not made much progress toward that goal. All that seems clear so far is that whenever he comes to work and settles into his usual routine, he begins to feel the specific symptoms of stress.

Keywords

Stress Reduction Work Unit Work Area Work Space Sales Manager 
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© Martin Shaffer 1982

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  • Martin Shaffer

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