Hi, no simple answer to that question. Workplace stress comes in different shapes and sizes, and ways to cope will depend on the type of stress. For example, if you're getting stressed about how well you're performing when the objective indicators are that you're doing well, then strategies to straighten out your thinking can help. The assumption is that distorted or rigid thought patterns result in unwarranted emotional reactions such as anxiety or depression. Sometimes, the problem is that work becomes your whole life - all too often we don't respect our need for enjoyment in life. Making sure you're doing some regular exercise, eating reasonably, and finding the time to do what you enjoy will help you to see work in a more balanced way.
Often, we find ourselves in jobs with bosses who are unreasonable, or teams that are destructive. Sometimes, the sensible thing to do is change jobs.
Regarding a debt burden - debt can have a big impact by increasing the pressure to make money, or to hold on to your job. There are reasons we take on debt though - keeping in mind the benefits can help when faced with the daily battle to bring in the dollars.
Remember that stress isn't usually a bad thing - it all depends on your perception of your ability to cope with it. Reducing the objective stress load, or increasing your confidence that you can manage, can make all the difference.
So in short, I can't give you one sure-fire way to cope with workplace stress. Consult with a health professional such as a clinical psychologist / psychologist if you want advice and strategies that are tailored to your circumstances.
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