All you have to do is open a magazine or a newspaper, and you'll read about how people are all stressed out. Problems large or small seem to be making everyone crazy. Is this a new situation, or has it been going on forever?

Forever, most likely. Stress has always been with us in one form or another. Your average cave man couldn't exactly drop in at the local deli for lunch. You can, but, on the other hand, you might have to fight traffic to get there.

Peter Sikowitz, the editor-in-chief of Men's Fitness says one remedy is focusing on what you have to be thankful for. He has a point. To begin with, he says, start thinking more about what's right with your co-workers, your boss, your job, and your company. When he did that, he suddenly started to feel less stressed out right there in his office.

Sikowitz suggests that you pause right here and consider all you have to be thankful for besides your workplace. Your friends and family, your dog, your new sneakers, your great TV, whatever you like about your life but don't really think about very often.

There are no big studies to prove this cures stress, but it worked for him and could do a lot to relieve stress for everyone. Try it and see.