by Nancy Collamer

Feeling stressed at work? Sorry to say, you’re in excellent company. According to an American Psychological Association survey, Americans are more stressed than at any time during the past decade.

But I’m happy to share five helpful coping strategies I picked up from two experts while attending the recent conference on hiring trends. I think they’ll help you feel less anxious and more productive on the job; they might even help you earn more money.

  1. Shift the way you think about stress.
  2. Focus on helping others.
  3. Start work conversations by saying something positive.
  4. Turn off news alerts.
  5. Focus on your “Now Step.”