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Do you ever feel stressed out?

I understand it can get boring, but does it ever feel overwhelming?
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Steven’s Answer

A slow (boring) day, in security, is a great day! The security industry (regardless of profession) is a dynamic environment and no two days are usually alike. Yes, there can be a tremendous amount of stress that comes with the territory but an even greater amount of reward. The only advise I can give...take every experience as a "teachable moment"/ learning opportunity. Do your best to not take it personal, even when it feels like it is. Most importantly, have an outlet (i.e. gym, reading, music, friends, family, etc.) that can help you release stress in a good way.

All the best!
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Edmond’s Answer

My specialty is IT and information security so the answer is "yes all the time".
Saiber's answer was spot on.
Everyone gets stressed out but the key is how one reacts and controls the feeling. Stress is a natural biological defense mechanism embedded in our bodies and we can't get rid of it, just need to learn (with practice) how to control it. For me what has been working is to close my eyes, count to 5 or simply walk it off.
Bck to Saiber's advice, if you can't control it, seek out professional help.
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Saiber’s Answer

All the time. Haha.
I'm a mental health counselor and I can tell you things like school/family/relationship/work can be stressful and it's part of life. But you need to always check in and see if that stress is so overwhelming that it is affecting your normal everyday functioning. When that happens- taking steps to identify the stressors that are causing the anxiety or overwhelming feeling, figuring out mechanisms that can help cope with it. Sometimes something as simple as a break or a nap can help. If you have trouble finding that coping skill- try reaching out to a Guidance Counselor or therapist to help you with it.
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GABRIEL’s Answer

Stress will happen. The best advice I received relative to stress management---is to control the things you can and do not let the things you cannot control overwhelm you. There are many great techniques for managing stress and I encourage you to read up on them. They include a proper diet, regular exercise and plenty of rest.
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Ken’s Answer

Stress is a fact of life, and yes there are times when work is stressful. What matters is how you react to stress. Know what coping strategies work best for you and be ready to execute them during stressful times. Personally I find exercise very helpful. You also should have someone you can talk to for support during stressful times, whether that be a significant other, family or friend. Getting perspective from others can help you see your stressors in a more positive light and find new ways to cope.
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Cami’s Answer

Stress is inevitable. The key is how you cope with stress. There are things you can do to increase your tolerance for stress as well. I recommend Dr. Google to find coping advise that is best suited to you and your lifestyle.
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Donna’s Answer

Yes! The nature of the work I do in Crisis Management means quick fast turnaround times, multiple deliverables, information sensitive - which means I cannot share with anyone, all this contributes to stress. You have to find time to have downtime - where you need to find time to disconnect from work and focus on yourself. If you do not take of yourself it will manifest itself in many different ways that are unhealthy.
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Thin Rati’s Answer

Yes, everybody do feel stressed out sometimes in particular situations. Hence, if the stress started overwhelming you as a whole, start focusing on yourself rather than being drowned by those thought. First, I would advice you to find the root of the stress which you could reflect upon. Then, you could decipher if certain activities you have been involving is bad for your own mental health - considering if you want to stop doing those things for a small period. The point I'm making here to focus on yourself; self-care is vital !
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