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Stress Management

Campaign for Calm

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Campaign for Calm

The political “silly season” has arrived. And while this year’s election offers some outrageous theater for hardcore political junkies, for others the constant barrage of politics in the news, on social media, and in conversations is a potent source of stress and anxiety.

Some of the political rhetoric has even gone out of the way to incite a sense of panic and fear in people in order to generate votes.

How do you stay calm and help others retain a positive outlook when the stakes feel so high and you’re not sure your candidate will prevail?

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Stress Kills (Productivity)

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Stress Kills (Productivity)

A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey looks at stress, overwork, and hazards in the workplace. The outcomes, while they do not surprise, certainly strengthen the case for getting workers help for dealing with stress.

The poll seems to point to overwork as a potent form of stress. About a fifth of us work more than 50 hours per week at a primary job (which doesn’t count the many, many people who need a second job just to get by in our economy). Even more shocking: About half of us do not use all or most of our allotted vacation days!

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