A certain amount of stress can be beneficial as it can add purpose to your work which can result in a goal being reached and a feeling of accomplishment at the end. But even a positive change in your life, like a big promotion or purchasing a practice may cause a great deal of stress. Not all stress comes from your job. Stress from other sources, such as personal relationships and money concerns can impact job performance which adds to stress levels. The important thing is to recognize the signs of stress and to take steps to overcome it before it gets out of control. It is important to intervene before destructive or addictive behaviors develop as a coping mechanism in your search for life balance. (This article is not meant to diagnose or treat serious problems. Professional help is a lifeline that should be pursued with all haste when needed.)
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