Low stress jobs… now, for me what I consider to be low stress you might consider to be ridiculously stressful.
I will review a few of the low stress jobs I have done. But we will also look at how your attitude and approach to your job is what makes it a low stress or high stress job.
If you look at any company you will see people who are doing the same job, but different people seem to have different stress levels.
You can look at families who have the same income, same number of children and same jobs yet one family seems to have a low stress job and the other has a high stress.
Why? Let's look...
The Main Factor in Having a Low Stress Job
What's the main factor?
Your mind to be precise.
Simple, isn’t it? You can make any job stressful by how you approach it in the mind.
If the mind is chattering away, telling you, "how you don’t want to be here, this is awful, you can’t cope etc," then it will be stressful.
Remember the sayings:
We are what we think about…
Thoughts become things…
It could be your ideal job but you would still make it stressful.
This is why you must learn to challenge the mind wherever possible.
How Do You Have a Low Stress Job?
You can have a stress free job by the work you put in to challenge your mind and your stress. This means using a lot of the stress relief tools that I teach on this website.
• Relieving stress by exercise
• Being kind to yourself
• Resting when you need to rest
• Saying no to others demands
• Making time for you!
But this can be and is tremendously empowering. For no matter how difficult or stressful your job is, you have the power to make it less stressful.
And the amazing thing is, is that this can be done with a simple change of perspective, letting go of the old patterns, catching yourself when you start to get stressed by saying, “I am coping fine”, “I am doing wonderfully well”.
It is your choice. Read more...