How can women deal with stress?
Emails, deadlines, meetings: Almost everyone experiences work stress, even when they love their job. According to psychologist Jennifer Haythornthwaite [HAY-thorn-thwait], director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Mind-Body Research, stress is the response to an imbalance between life’s demands and a person’s resources for managing them.
And, she says, women can end up with more than their fair share of stress. “More often than not, women are still the caretakers for children and are involved in elder care,” she says. “We have caretaker obligations at both ends of the life span.”
Haythornthwaite says regular exercise, healthy sleep habits, social support and an active pursuit of fun are essential to women striving to maintain mental health as they pursue their careers.
For more details, check out Stress on the Job: 4 Tips for Working Women on HopkinsMedicine.org