As adults we are constantly juggling multiple things: there are bills to be paid, family commitments to be managed, social obligations to be taken care of, managing our professional lives and much more that requires our attention. Our work has a central role in our lives because of the number of hours we spend on it and therefore it can have an impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. An Assocham study has estimated that 42.5% of the Indian workforce suffers from some form of depression or anxiety.
Work can be stressful and feeling anxious or overwhelmed is normal. For those with any form of mental illness however, balancing work with their personal life, while simultaneously having to manage their illness can be daunting. It is important for individuals to learn to cope with these overwhelming emotions.
Here are a few tips that can help you manage stress while you work:
Finding a suitable calming technique also depends on the fight or flight responses of an individual.
At times managing stress and anxiety can be an overwhelming experience but it is important to remember that nobody has to go through it alone. There is no shame in asking for help or being vulnerable.
If you or anybody you know is struggling to deal with complex emotions do not hesitate to seek professional mental health support.
The stress response is extremely important and well adapted from an evolutionary standpoint, allowing animals to survive unexpected threats.