Work / Career Stress

The American Psychological Association released a study in November of 2017 which found that 61% of Americans report work as their primary source of stress. The source of stress in the workplace is different for everyone but the following are general categories:

  • Workload
  • Job Security
  • Problems with Co-Workers
  • Problems with Management
  • Juggling work / life balance

Often we can feel like work stress is “just part of life” and we should get over it. shttefan-472897-unsplashPerhaps to acknowledge that work is getting to you would be embarrassing or shameful, “If I was stronger / smarter / better this wouldn’t get to me”. Since at least 61% of American adults suffer from the same issue you are probably in good company and not alone. Here are some signs that work stress is becoming or is an issue: 

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Increased use of tobacco or alcohol use
  • Feeling the need to yell or scream at work
  • Less patience with loved ones and friends
  • Change in sex drive
  • Sleep problems
  • Burnout

If you think you are having a problem related to work related stress seek additional support. Fill out the contact form below if you would like to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.

 

 

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