How can I cope with work related stress better?

I am in a high stress position for a tech company. I am being overworked and underpaid for my contributions and it is not only giving me anxiety, but also demoralizing.

What can I do to manage my stress?

First, look at your own history.  At times, past trauma can make the current situation worse.  If you have ever experienced trauma, you may want to try addressing the traumatic experience directly so that you can see clearly to deal with the current situation.

In addition, consider how your current boss, co-workers and/or company may be similar to your home life as a child.  Is your boss or the company like one or both of your parents?  Is a co-worker similar to a family member?  Could you be perceiving a work-related situation or a person at work the same as a family member because their words, actions or looks remind you of that person?  

Ultimately, after asking yourself these questions and providing honest answers, it will help you to determine whether you are dealing with issues of the past or whether you are in a current toxic work enviornment.  From there, you can decide what you want for your future.

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