Re: Sources of Job Stress
I suppose it's a different kind of stress -- one that is self-imposed (internal) rather than triggered by day-to-day obligations like paying the rent, food, etc...(external). Internal stress can act as a motivator to get back on track because you're in control of it, while external stress acts as a depressant because you're not in control (although you can cut back on your expenses).
He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it . . . It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. -- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald