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In common with most professions working as an engineer can be stressful, especially in these economically challenging times. Stress and worry are mainly caused by a fear of what could happen, rather than what will happen. This brings out the ‘fight or flight’ response, but this response is more suited to primitive times than for dealing with modern worries. During our working lives engineers are adapt at identifying hazards and risks and then trying to eliminate them. Why can’t we use the same tools for dealing with stress and worry in our personal life?