An Ill-Planned Plate

We recently revealed to you the six common causes of stress among IT folks. But, are you aware of some of the less predictable sources of tension, anxiety and headaches? Naturally, if you want to be at your best in leading your tech teams, it doesn't bode well to devolve into a crumpling pile of brittle nerves. Your teams look to you as a leader, after all, not a needy train wreck. But you may be surprised to learn that your eating, dressing and grooming habits as well as something that can only be scientifically described as "the cuddle factor"can make or break your state of calm under pressure, according to research and wellness experts. We compiled this list based upon tips suggested by websites such as healthline.com and mystressmanagement.net, as well as wellness coach Elizabeth Scott. For more about Scott's work, visit www.elizabethscott.info . Here are 10 surprising stressors that you can cut out of your work life right now:


Make sure your diet isn't overloaded with chocolate, processed meats, caffeine and other potential tension producers.

This article was originally published on 11-04-2011
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