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Stress does all sorts of terrible things to your body. This reaction, meant to give us the necessary boost to fight or fly when faced with a life-threatening situation, is a relic of a different era, as dangerous and vestigial as an appendix that's ready to burst. Just a few of the things that stress can do to the human body when left unchecked:
In the wild, to put it bluntly, all of these things are better than being eaten, so the fight-or-flight response makes perfect sense. In the workplace, however, there is no fighting nor flying. You just sit there as your body dumps rocket fuel into your veins. It can come from high workloads, impending deadlines, hierarchical structures (i.e., being at the bottom of totem pole) or simply being in a position that's not suited to you. Hating your job isn't mandatory and neither is killing yourself trying to do it.
Imagine your life with a job you're totally content with. Imagine enjoying your work and enjoying doing it well. CareerCast developed a methodology for rating jobs by stress level. Check out these careers from their top-ten list of least stressful careers that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) may not require anything more than a two-year degree, which could allow you to start working towards the light at the end of your tunnel today. (Education requirements from the BLS unless otherwise noted.)
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Karl Fendelander cut his teeth on web writing in the late nineties and has been plugged in to the newest technology and tuned in to the latest trends ever since. With an eye for design and an ear for language, Karl has created content and managed digital media for startups and established companies alike. When he unplugs, Karl can be found biking about town and hiking and climbing throughout the West.