Stressed at work? Suck it up, say psychologists

10/26/2009 | Forbes

Psychologists say that although employment stress levels are off the charts, workers should try to act as though they're doing fine -- at least until after the next round of layoffs. "In therapy, we try to help patients discover who they really are," says one. "In this environment, it's more helpful to not necessarily be your authentic self." That means staying positive around your boss, accentuating your successes and finding other methods -- exercise and relaxation techniques -- for managing work-related stress.

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