Stress is a form of emotional and physical tension that can affect anyone due to any reason. It is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress could be beneficial in terms of challenging you to work better and increase your productivity, avoiding danger or meeting a deadline. But when it lasts for a long time, stress could turn into depression and itFF be very harmful for your health. There are two types of stress:
This form of stress lasts for very small time period and goes away once the trigger is gone. You feel it when you have a fight, have something to be completed, someone staring at you, doing something new or thrilling etc. It helps you be aware about upcoming dangerous situation and be prepared to face it. Everyone has acute stress at one time or another and there is nothing to worry about it.
When you are going through a long term woeful situation like unfulfilled relationship/marriage, loss in business, health issues, and lack of satisfaction in career, chances are that stress will last for a long time, for weeks or months. Your problems become worse because of chronic stress- sometimes you not even realizing it- and adversely affect your ability to think clearly or do what is utmost.
In today’s hectic, high pace life, people are running to meet deadlines. They are in constant hurry to finish a project, excel at their work, be on the top among their colleagues or land to their dream job. However, when we plan to achieve something, we meet so many obstacles that hinder our progress and demotivate us. The incessant presence of these unfavoring, demotivating, uncontrollable triggers lead to lack of job satisfaction and chronic stress. The symptoms could not be fathomable and you may not even realize that you have been suffering from extreme stress until it takes a toll on you and you reach to a breaking point.
There are several factors that lead to lack of job satisfaction and extreme stress which can put your mental and physical health on stake. These are:
When you are not happy with your work due to any reason, that’s the first sign of stress. You might not realize it until it reaches to a breaking point, the point where you feel irritated, angry, isolated, extremely sad and withdrawn. The symptoms of excessive stress at work include-
You should know that your career is for making your life better, not your life for your career. It is important that you be healthy, happy and satisfied with your life and work. There is no need to suffer and do something that hurts you or affects your emotional or physical health adversely. So, If you find most of the symptoms or causes of stress at work to be true for you, you should do following things to deal with it:
Throughout the day, we have several thousands of thoughts originating in our mind. Any trigger, internal or external is likely to cause you negativity and stress. The solution is that you should stop for a while and take a deep breath. Avoid being harsh and self-critical. Read motivational books, quotes. Make time for yourself. Avoid the company of people who put you down or are very critical about everything. That’s the simple mantra to cope with work stress.