Not all stress is bad
Stress isn’t always bad. A little bit of stress can help us meet demanding deadlines, rise to new challenges, and stay focused on the task at hand.
Some degree of stress is actually healthy. It helps us stay alert, avoid accidents, think ahead, and keep us on our toes.
However, nowadays, especially at workplaces, stress is the leading factor that causes emotional and mental breakdowns. Ever-increasing demands, long working hours, hectic workdays, tight demands, and competition, leave people feeling emotionally drained, worries, stressed and depressed.
This kind of unhealthy stress can many psychologically as well as physical side effects. It can cause damage to our body and mind and consequently also interfere with our interpersonal relationships and families.
Although you can’t absolutely control everything at work, there are things you can control and do in order to help yourself from being burnt out.
When work stress affects your performance, your ability to successfully carry out tasks, and your relationships with your colleagues then it’s time to take charge of this situation and reach out for help.
Some of the causes of unhealthy stress at work are:
- Fear of being laid off.
- More overtime due to staff cutbacks.
- The pressure to perform to meet rising expectations but with no increase in job satisfaction.
- The pressure to work at optimum levels.
- Lack of control over how you carry out your work
Life coaching with Effie gave me a focus and balanced my hectic lifestyle. Thank you!
Spending most of my time away from home made me feel disconnected, to say the least. Great help, recommend it.
Online therapy worked amazingly well for me! Totally recommend it.
Work shouldn't hurt
If have you been or currently are a victim of workplace bullying, reach out for support. Let me help you deal with the side effects of bullying and establish a plan of action.