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    Default Would you rather have a boring job or a stressful job?

    If you had to choose.

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    I'd have to say a stressful job. I actually sort of enjoy stressful jobs. I've had a few. It has to be the right kind of stressful though. I wouldn't want to be a day trader, but I could handle (I think) being in the ER and working.

    I would have to quit a boring job.
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    I could take the stress if I otherwise loved the job or even if it wasn't particularly enjoyable, as long as it's more interesting than the boring job. I would not be motivated to do the job at if I were bored.

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    Definitely stressful. I enjoy a busy busy day
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    If I had to face only these two options, I'd probably take the boring job. The less hassle I have to worry about, the better. I can always amuse myself with my mind, so if a boring job means that I start to move on auto-pilot and get the job done but I have the freedom to think my thoughts, I'd be ok with it for a while.

    However, the thing is, this kind of work makes your mind numb in the long run. You get into this negative rut because the job doesn't excite you and this creates a whole lot of other problems and you're on repeat. Not good.

    A better option would be to have these two combined. Intermittent stressful and boring periods.

    The best option would be not having a job you feel you have to do at all. If you have a hobby that brings in money and keeps you feeling alive, then it's not a job, it's pure joy.

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    I guess it depends on how stressful the job. If it's really going to take a toll on my health and sanity, I'd prefer a boring job. My job is not my life, after all.
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    Boring. Please.
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    But I don't understand. A boring job would be the most stressful of jobs. So, if I had to pick, I'd say the stressful job that was not boring.

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    "we do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard" - or something like that

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    Thumbs down The Rhythm of Life is a Powerful Beat

    A good combination is stress followed by recovery.

    However if stress is not followed by recovery then the stress cannot be integrated into our body and our psyche.

    And of course it is an equal mistake to simply seek recovery and avoid stress. For then we have nothing to learn and we stagnate.

    So it is good to get into a pattern of stress and recovery.

    Unfortunately few of us learn how to recover. So we never reap the full benefits of stress and recovery.

    So to learn how to recover we need to learn how to systematically relax our body and our psyche.

    Two French psychologists discovered the secret of happiness and called it, "L'alternance". And essentially it is alternating between stress and recovery.

    And of course with practice, alternating between stress and recovery becomes a dance and stress and recovery become become two beats in the rhythm of life.

    And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

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