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NCJ Number: 119567 Find in a Library
Title: Take the Stress Out of Success
Journal: Security Management  Volume:33  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1989)  Pages:103-106
Author(s): J T Reese
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Stress is managed through insight and perception such that problems are addressed in ways that are not psychically destructive.
Abstract: Stress cannot be managed by attempting to avoid stressful events. Stress, both positive and negative, is inevitable. Although stressful components of a job can be identified, the individual's reaction to these components determines the degree to which the stress is harmful. Stress is best managed through communication with others about stressful events such that feelings are not bottled up. Stress is also managed by acting to resolve a problem rather than retreating or pouting. An important component of stress management is distinguishing between being happy and being successful. Success is related to personal achievement, the fulfillment of goals, but there is always something more to achieve. Happiness is enjoying the current state of one's life based on a positive appreciation of existing conditions and relationships. The stress of working toward goals can be relieved when persons manage their lives so they are happy now.
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Stress management
Note: This article is based on a speech given at the 34th Annual American Society for Industrial Security Seminar and Exhibits in Boston in 1988.
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