Ever feel like you just want to pack it all in?
Jobs can be a great source of satisfaction as well as providing us with the means to get by. They’re often not without their problems though.
Rising expectations and looming deadlines can create a tense environment that easily leads to the rise of stress. Stress and jobs in the modern workplace go hand in hand.
This is costly to both the employee and the company.
A study carried out in the 1980s showed that work-related stress accounts for the majority of absenteeism, increased compensation claims, reduced productivity, and increased medical expenses. This costs U.K. organisations about £2 billion per annum.
Stress , in short, is good for no one.
There are numerous sources of stress at work. Interestingly, everyone has a different level of stress tolerance. This means that an activity that leads to high stress in one staff may not affect another. However, for those that are susceptible to one form of stress or another, it usually has a negative effect on their mental health. Some of the commonly identified causes of stress at work include;
Stress has physical and mental symptoms which are often visible. A few of the symptoms include;
The annual Stress in America survey by America Psychological Association (APA) shows that a majority of Americans agree that work is a significant source of stress. You can deal with work-related stress as follows;
Matt is a trained and licenced Mindfulness teacher and Stress and Anxiety Reduction Counsellor operating in and around the Peterborough area. After overcoming his own stress and anxiety he's found his purpose teaching others to do the same.
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