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Stress as a Meeting Professional

Posted by Kristi Harbers on Fri, Jun 29, 2012

Stress across the Generations
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Planning a conference can be stressful at times according to CareerCast; Event Coordinator has been added to the list of Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs of 2012. Depending on the generation you’re from, could explain how stress affects you and how you handle that stress. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted a survey which illustrates stress in America and compares how different generations react to stress.


Who are the Generations? What are their stressors? And how are they affected?

1. Veterans or Matures, born between 1922 and 1945 (52 million people).
  • More stressed by the economy, family health problems and personal health problems
  • Express their feelings more than other generations to help cope with stress and will use prayer more often.
  • Physically they become more fatigued when they are stressed.
2. The Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 (77 million people).
  • More stressed by the economy, family health problems and personal health problems
  • Are more likely to be flexible and compromise in a situation to reduce the amount of stress. They will also use reading and prayer as a stress reliever.
  • Same as Matures, they become more fatigued when stressed.

3. Generation X, born between 1965 and 1979 (70.1 million people).
  • More stressed about money, work and relationships.
  • More likely to turn to alcohol and cigarettes to relieve stress.
  • They will become more irritable, angry, sad or depressed when stressed.

4. Generation Y (the New Millennials), born between 1980 and 2000 (estimated to be 80–90 million).
  • More stressed about money, work and relationships
  • Don’t use common stress management techniques. Often resort to music, video games and yoga.
  • The affects of stress are similar in Generation Y as they are to Generation X in that they will become more irritable, angry, sad or depressed when stressed.


In the survey, all generations admitted to needing to manage stress better. By learning what tools and techniques there are you can reduce your stress or manage your stress better so that it is not affecting your health emotionally or physically.

Stress Management Survey;

Stress is a very powerful force that involves awareness, attention and energy. It can be managed and empower you. If you let stress control you, the resulting distress can be harmful to your body, mind, and spirit. Think about the past month and take this online survey to assess your own stress levels. For a few tips on how to manage stress check out this link.

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How do you manage stress as a meeting professional?

Do you find colleagues from different generations than yourself reacting in the way the survey revealed?

What tips or techniques can you share with us?

Topics: Health/Wellness/Careers