Stress on the job can have various origins or come from just one aspect of an employee’s responsibilities. When the economy is not strong, down-sizing, layoffs, mergers, and bankruptcies become more common. Even if a job loss does not occur, employees are often asked to assume increased job responsibilities, higher production demands, fewer benefits, and salary reductions, creating additional stress.
Causes of Job Stress
• Low morale
• Management style
• Job responsibilities
• Career concerns
• Traumatic events
• Work environments
Let’s take a closer look and
examine your Individual Stress Profile
When we become stressed, our brain prepares the body to defend against the stressor. Our nervous system becomes more active, and hormones
are released that sharpen our senses, increase our pulse rate, deepen respiration, and increase tension in our muscles. When a stressful situation is ongoing or unresolved, this response is always activated. Eventually, fatigue occurs, and our immune system weakens, increasing the risk of disease or injury.
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms of stress?
• High Blood Pressure
• Short attention span
• Loss of appetite
• Increased use of alcohol or drugs
• Poor job performance
• Learn how to reduce your stress in the moment
• Manage troublesome thoughts and feelings
• Motivate you to take the steps that can relieve stress and burnout
• Improve your relationships at work and home
• Rediscover the joy and meaning that make work and life worthwhile
• Increase your overall health and happiness