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 and to learn how to handle stress at work.
A stressful work environment can contribute to problems such as headache, stomach ache, sleep disturbances, short temper, and difficulty concentrating. Chronic stress can result in anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system among other health problems. If left unmanaged, workplace stress can also lead to experiencing burnout. Some common symptoms of burnout are: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativity or cynicism related to one’s job, and reduced professional efficacy.
Here are a few tips on how can you handle pressure at 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.
In the tapestry of modern life, stress has become an intricate thread that weaves its way into our daily experiences.
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