Are the physical effects of stress controlling your life and your well being?

Controlling Effects of Stress Work Life Balance

Is Stress Controlling Your Life? The Physical Effects of Stress affect a majority of people. As life continues to move at a rapid pace more and more people are becoming victims to stress related illness and conditions. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms of stress?

  • Headaches
  • Body Aches (stiff neck or tight shoulders)
  • Rapid or shallow breathing
  • Upset stomach, nausea or diarrhea
  • Insomnia (sleep debt)
  • You feel like you are trapped and on a treadmill

In addition to physical effects there are many psychological effects of stress

While stress can take a toll on your physical body. Stress can also affect how you play the game of life. Depleting your emotional and psychological well being. Here are some examples:

  • Feeling uneasy or jumpy
  • Always feel tired and exhausted
  • Find it hard to focus
  • Worry and doubt your ability to do things
  • You have negative or scary dreams
  • Become easily irritable or angry


Click here to find out more on the signs and symptoms of stress.

 

Workaholism and Stress

Working too much or being obsessed with work can greatly contribute to the physical effects of stress. Workaholism is a relatively new phenomenon that is growing among the population. Workaholism can be a serious condition that can lead to the destruction of families as well as lead to serious stress-related health problems. Workaholics live for work, and it becomes their sole reason for their sense of self and self worth. Workaholics generally work consistently over 50 hours a week, bring work home with them, have a hard time relaxing outside of work, and generally are constantly thinking about work during their downtime. Click here read more on workaholism

Tips for Alleviating Stress and Managing Workaholism

 

  • Block out “personal time” to spend with family and non work friends
  • Take time off, start with a weekend away and gradually move up to a longer vacation, and don’t take any work with you
  • Walk or exercise
  • Volunteer your time, this will help force you to leave the office since you know other people are counting on you
  • Try to sit and do nothing for 5-10 minutes every day and work your way up
  • Laugh, laughter activates our immune system and historically laughter has been shown to help mitigate the effects of stress and work on the body and mind
  • Sleep, do you feel like you are experiencing sleep debt? Sleeping plays a key role in performance and alertness.

 

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