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Work stress weighing you down?

Five Ways to De-Stress Your Workday

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5.) I learned to say no. "No" was verboten vocab for a long time -- I never said it, ever! Not even if it meant that I would be the only one working 75 hours that week. Slowly but surely, I’ve learned that no one will look down on me for setting limits, as long as the limits are reasonable. If I can’t complete a project within a reasonable amount of time, I either turn it down or negotiate the terms. I’ve found that employers actually respect this approach, because it means that the ball will never get dropped on their project.

That’s how this Betty keeps the stress level down at work -- what about you?

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  • I love this site. Thanks for the great info in this article. I will try to implement some of your suggestions this week! I have also found some great articles about work life balance on

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by PAIGE on 3rd November 2008