How Do You Cope With Stress at Work?
Adapted from Monster.com
Look at Your Own Attitudes: While it might seem like the job itself is the culprit, experts suggest changing your attitudes and the way you adapt -- or don't adapt -- to job stressors. If you're confident in yourself and positive about the world and open to new solutions, you'll find it easier to be resilient to stressful situations.
Gain Control: Psychologists agree that when people experience less stress, they have some degree of control over their environment. Even if it's something as simple as making a list of tasks, you'll not only clear up the mental clutter, but also gain a sense of mastery and control over your job.
Get Physical: Physical occupations such as massage therapist are considered low stress largely because it's harder to build up stress-generated adrenalin when you're moving around.
Not only will you experience a decrease in stress-releasing chemicals like cortisol, but you may also get a fitness boost.
Track Your Accomplishments: A common denominator of many low-stress jobs is tangible results.
Join a Nanny Support Group: Getting together with other nannies and au pairs are a great way to find support and networking and mentoring help, as well as finding the tools to take some of the stress away on the job and off the job.