Stress: Work Stress

In these uncertain times of the current economic situation it’s not only the employees but also the employers who suffer from stress. Work stress may be affecting your personal life and health more than you think. 
Here’s an article discussing the damaging effects of stress.  You may well ask yourself…Are you suffering from any of these signs of stress?  What steps are you going to take to help improve your health and stress situation? 
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Take a mental vacation. If Stress the Workplace is putting you in a stress overload, stop for a few minutes to take a mental vacation to some peaceful place. Keep a picture of a beautiful, serene scene on your desktop that you can look at while taking some deep breaths to reduce the mental and physical effects of stress. Even a few minutes of deep breathing can clear the stress storm in your mind.

Damaging Effects of Stress:
(Toronto Star April 2004)

  • Stress damages the brain and can impair memory function
  • Stress raises blood pressure and stimulates the production of inflammatory hormones which contribute to the build-up of plaque in the arteries.
  • Stress can trigger pain, gas and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. It also aggravates stomach  ulcers.
  • Stress can aggravate painful joints.
  • Stress destroys relationships at home, at work and at playhoughts About Stress
  • * Stress is the number one problem facing employees.

    * The World Health Organization says that by the year 2020 depression will be the leading cause of disability.

    * 44% of all Long Term Disability claims by teachers are stress related. This is 3-4 times that of the general public

    * According to a Canadian government survey we, as a society, spend 32 billon dollars a year on mental illness.

    * 43% of people surveyed say that they hate their job.

    * A British study has found that your health is seriously effected by the quality of your relationship with your supervisor. Those who have a poor relationship with their supervisor tend to have high blood pressure and high stress levels.

    * New research links stress to disease.



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