How to Eliminate Stress - CULTIVATE the patience and perspective to let go of your results. - FOCUS on what you're doing now rather than the results. - IF you're overworked, negotiate a more reasonable workload. - CUT your hours to the "sweet spot," which is about 40 hours a week. - AVOID people who won't or can't control their own stress. - FIND a place where you can work quietly away from distractions. - TURN OFF news programming that's designed to rile you up. - TURN DOWN projects that you can't do well. STOP arguing with fools and strangers online. - ARRANGE tasks consecutively rather than trying to multitask.