The most stressful….well, I’ll just let you read it for yourself…..
By contrast, jobs with the military made up the two most stressful careers on CareerCast’s list: enlisted personnel, followed by generals. Firefighters, commercial airline pilots, and public relations executives followed as top high-stress careers. Other high-stress jobs included:
- · Senior corporate executives
- · Photojournalists
- · Newspaper reporters
- · Taxi drivers
- · Police officers
Now the reason I mention all this is because I have no stress in my career as a writer. None….zero….nada! Come to think of it, during most of my teaching career I also had no stress.
Why you ask? Simply because I loved teaching, and I love writing, and therein lies a very important lesson for those of you just starting out or considering a career change.
By their very definition, careers last a long time. Many years are usually devoted to our chosen career, and if you do not love that career you are inviting stress, and as we all know, stress can be a killer.
I have been working now for over forty-five years, and rarely did that work involve stress for me. Part of that has to do with who I am; for the most part I am one of those who enjoys working. I set goals for myself and I have expectations of myself, and in meeting those goals and expectations I find joy and satisfaction. I am a low-key person by nature, so stress is not something I normally encounter.
I would submit to you that if your career causes daily stress you might want to consider a career change. I know, easier said than done, but considering the fact that stress shortens our lives, I wonder just how wise it is to continue working in a stressful situation?
Just food for thought; as for me, I’m going to continue Living Simple. To borrow from an old saying, if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it!