Today's shaky economy has everyone a little strained. As job losses increase and positions are eliminated daily, people are thinking harder, putting in longer hours and willingly increasing their workloads, all in hopes of a little job security. All of the extra effort and worrying have workers feeling like they have the most stressful jobs in the world.
When the economy turns around, however, what will happen to your stress level at work? Will you continue running on empty to meet your basic job requirements or will you start to feel like your workplace pressure is back on an even keel?
To answer this question, it's important to understand how stress differs from a challenge.