We have all experienced it at one point or another: stress. Maybe you’re overwhelmed, you’ve been dealing with personal issues, or you’re overworking yourself. Whatever it may be, it’s time to acknowledge it.
There are things you do every day that you might not realize are increasing your stress levels. For instance, eating unhealthy foods, dealing with a toxic relationship, smoking, and bringing work home with you all have the power to worsen your stress.
A heavy workload is the most common cause of workplace stress. According to The American Institute of Stress, 40 percent of workers reported their jobs were very stressful, and 25 percent of those people viewed their jobs as the No. 1 stressor in their lives. Job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial or family problems, according to a report from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
The first step of working through your stress is to acknowledge what the causes or sources of your stress are. Think carefully about what is stressing you out, then work on eliminating those factors and overcoming them.