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Understanding work stress
What is work stress?
A continued state of work stress can lead to burnout. The human brains are hardwired to approach life one scenario at a time, however the endless to-do lists at the workplace, multitasking and overworking results in chronic work-related stress. This overwhelming nature of work can cause burnout, leaving us in a state of complete emotional exhaustion.
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Feeling stressed is a sign that we’re overburdened by multiple demands. With therapy it becomes steadily easier to identify the particular stressors that overwhelm us at work, behaviours and patters that trigger anxiety and coping mechanisms to that can be implemented in the real world.
Causes of work stress
Work stressors, like any part of life, must be addressed as early as possible to prevent it from straining or taking over other aspect of your life, such as relationships with friends and family.
- Responsibilities that are overwhelming
- Long work hours and tight deadlines
- Changes within the oganization
- Job insecurity
- Not having control over the outcome of a situation
Symptoms of work stress
While stress was designed by nature to be helpful as a survival technique, an excessive amount of stress can be detrimental to our well being and puts health at serious risk.
- Prolonged feelings of anxiousness and depression
- Irritability, anger issues
- Increases susceptibility to colds, flu, cancers, and strokes
- Forgetfulness or lack of concentration
- Physical symptoms may include bodyache, chest pains, skin rashes
When to seek help
It’s time to see a doctor if you’re experiencing burnout, anxiety, or panic attacks at work. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps identify stressors to deal with stress productively.