Any good books/reads on stress management? I hate how my body produces stressful chemicals/responses on something as meaningless (to me) as work but I can't help but feel stressed all the time. Sort of like I don't care about profits/shareholder value/the project itself but feel stressed to have to produce a certain quality of work based on people's/the job's expectations

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Even if you care about the profits, there are ways to care “professionally” and not care “personally”. As you grow older and become more comfortable taking risks, closing deals and at the same time losing big deals, you will get used to managing people’s expectations while staying sane. The trick is definitely experience, but also building a wall around your personal happiness.

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If you know some of these leaders personally, I would say talk to them. My experience has been that these leaders do not hold operational metrics as a testament to who they are or how good they are. Everyone is human. Everyone understands.

The book “why we sleep” by Matt walker changed my life! Highly recommend

Sleep helps manage it but I didn’t realize to what extent until I read this

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