What Is Workplace Stress?
Workplace stress is the harmful emotional and physical response that occurs when there is a mismatch between job demands and the capabilities or resources of the worker. It's more than just an occasional feeling of anxiety or pressure; it's a persistent pattern that can seriously impact your health and performance at work.
What Workplace Stress Is NOT
It's crucial to differentiate workplace stress from regular challenges or responsibilities at work. Not all work-related difficulties are sources of undue stress. Workplace stress occurs when these challenges become overwhelming, leaving you feeling incapable of meeting demands.
1. Individual Impact: Chronic workplace stress can lead to mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Physically, it can result in ailments like headaches, insomnia, and even cardiovascular diseases. Burnout is also a potential result, culminating in disengagement or lack of motivation as well as a sense of helplessness or hopelessness.
2. Organizational Impact: High levels of stress within a workplace contribute to decreased productivity, increased turnover, and more frequent sick days, affecting the overall well- being of an organization.
Primary Symptoms to Look Out For
Irritability or anger
Frequent headaches or muscle tension
1. Medical: Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications can sometimes be
prescribed for severe cases.
2. Psychological: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is currently one of the
most effective psychological treatments for managing stress. Mindfulness
techniques and stress management programs are also beneficial.
Tips to Help You Cope
1. Prioritize and Organize: Take a few minutes at the start of each workday to prioritize your tasks. Knowing what needs immediate attention can help manage your stress levels.
2. Practice Mindfulness: Simple mindfulness exercises can be done in 5 minutes or less. They allow you to become aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment and make it easier to control your reactions to stress.
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