Fretting about Keeping, Finding Work Can Have Significant Physical Effects; Expert Offers Tips on Lightening Up (cbs.news.com online)
"Some of the things they do is that they totally dwell on only focusing on their job or their lack of job, and get stuck in that little bit of focus and don't see anything outside of that. They don't check in with themselves or their partner or friends on how they're doing, how they're feeling. They don't kind of have open communication, lastly as we just mentioned, they avoid kind of non-job activities. They feel they don't have the time to do anything that's enjoyable or fun.
So, Hartstein says, in the final analysis, the best thing someone can do to alleviate job stress is to "find things that bring you some enjoyment and relaxation to balance out the stress. As small as it is, it is so important."
Answer by .science.mom. at 6:36 AM on Nov. 9, 2010