While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can impact your physical and emotional health. Stress is a very personal experience in that the demands you feel exceed the potential you think you have for coping.

Finding ways to manage workplace stress isn’t about making huge changes or rethinking career ambitions, but rather about focusing on the one thing that’s always within your control, YOU.

For workers everywhere, the troubled economy is resulting in uncertainty, and higher levels of stress. Since job and workplace stress increase in times of economic crisis, it’s important to learn new and better ways of coping with the pressure.

Workplace stress goes home
with you

The most important things about workplace stress is that it is not confined to the workplace, you will bring it home with you. This may be in the form of working from home, fatigue, worry or displaced anger. Over time stress will impact negatively in all areas of your life unless you make a change.

What can CBT do for me?

CBT can help you make the necessary changes by detailing the origins of the stress, in terms of why you are susceptible and what maintains it. When you know these things you can then make changes. The main areas of change include:
  • Reducing stress by taking care of yourself in the areas of exercise, diet, alcohol intake and sleep
  • Reducing job stress by prioritising and organising in the form of balance, planning, not over committing, delegating and compromising
  • Reduce stress by improving emotional intelligence in the form of self awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management
  • Reduce job stress by breaking bad habits such as perfectionism, negative thinking and over control
  • If your a manager learn how to reduce job less stress by improving communications, consulting employees and cultivating a healthy social climate within the work environment.

People who under stress in their work often tell themselves that if they try harder it will be OK or that there is no way out if they want to maintain their lifestyle. They will endure the stress for years and only present when their life starts to fall apart.

Get help early

If you know someone encourage them to seek change, life is for living and you are only coming this way once!