Weekly Wellness Tips - Workplace Stress

Stress is a normal part of life but too much stress can have a huge impact on a person's physical and emotional health. According to the American Institute of Stress, 83% of workers suffer from work-related stress and only 43% think their employers care about their work-life balance.

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Signs of Excessive Workplace Stress

  • Feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed
  • Apathy, loss of interest in work
  • Problems sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty taking care of yourself
  • Muscle tension or headaches
  • Stomach problems
  • Social withdrawal
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Using alcohol or drugs to cope

Ways to Cope with Stress (In & Out of the Workplace)

There are a variety of steps you can take to reduce both your overall stress levels and the stress you experience in the workplace. This in turn will improve your overall physical and emotional well-being. 

When the stress of a job is interfering with your ability to work, care for yourself, or manage your personal life, it’s time to take action.

Start by paying attention to your physical and emotional health. When your own needs are taken care of, you’re stronger and more resilient against stress.

Even small things can lift your mood, increase your energy, and make you feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat.

Take things one step at a time, and as you make more positive lifestyle choices, you’ll notice a difference in your stress level, at home and at work.

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