These days the percentages of people suffering from work-related stress is quite high. Stress develops when you feel overwhelmed or feel unable to cope with the situation. (for quick reading scroll down to the bottom of this blog to find out my 6 steps to help you manage stress)
There are two types of stresses; positive and negative stress. Positive stress is good for us, as it gets us out of bed in the morning, it motivates us to do things, achieve goals either work related or personal. On the other hand, negative stress can create a lot of negative feelings and emotions.
Letting stress build up by taking on too much on or ignoring how tired you feel, can turn your stress into a non-functional stress and this can be harmful to you.
This will result in you feeling physically exhausted. You may find aches and pains begin and sometimes it is possible to contract illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes or heart problems when stress is extreme. This kind of stress can also affect your sleep and appetite
Emotionally and mentally you can start to feel drained. It is possible that you may feel low and sad and maybe irritable, angry and frustrated easily.
It is important to be aware of which circumstances and what factors are contributing towards increasing your stress levels. I have outlined various contributors you may recognise if you have work related stress.
Here are some work-related stress contributors:
You may recognize one or more of these stresses as being present in your job. To enable you to manage your stress effectively, try to take steps on daily basis to relieve your stress, so that it does not build up.
As it can be difficult to think how to manage stress when you are going through it, I have outlined 6 steps to help you. Print out this blog if you think it will help and keep it hand for times when you need it.
6 Steps to manage your stress levels:
In summary, when managing your work related stress, it is about learning to recognise it first of all and then learning to manage your stress by various ways including communicating your thoughts and feelings and asking for help.
I would love to help you to develop the techniques to allow you to manage your work related stress. Please use the Contact tab to get in touch if you would like more information.
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