Friday, March 31, 2017

Managing The Common Causes Of Stress

When the world climbs onto your shoulders and just won’t get off, it can feel as though you’re drowning in responsibility and anxiety. Stress is a word which gets bandied around a lot, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Stress has very real implications for a person’s health and happiness, productivity, and their family and friends. It can manifest itself by insomnia, a lack of energy, heart palpitations, and feelings of panic, among other symptoms. Here are three common causes, and a bit of advice about what to do if you find yourself facing any of these.

A change in financial responsibilities

Money makes the world go round, so they say, which is probably why financial worries are up there with one of the major causes of stress. Maybe you’ve just lost a job, taken a big financial risk, or even found yourself unable to work to due to ill health or injury. When you’re just waiting for the next bill to leave your account, and worrying paycheck to paycheck, it can become all consuming. The best thing to do is speak to your bank manager, who may be able to put some sort of loan or support system in place. And if you can’t work, be sure to check out a lawyer such as to find out if you’re entitled to any compensation. Every little helps, but just remember that you’re not alone. There is always financial advice and emotional support available to you.

A difficult boss

Work is a serious cause of stress for many people. Long hours, huge numbers of responsibilities, and tight deadlines can leave people experiencing immense amounts of stress. When your boss is unable to be sympathetic, you’ve got yourself an even bigger problem. The usual advice for people experiencing work stress is to speak to their boss, but if they’re not helping, it’s time to take it up the ladder. Speak to the CEO, your doctor, and a union representative, if you have that available. But also, be sure to look after yourself. Don’t do work outside of work, as much as you can help it, and be sure to take some time for yourself, for relaxation and fun, to help keep your spirits up.

Moving house

Buying and selling property is said to be one of the most stressful things to deal with, other than organizing a wedding or a divorce. With so much to think about, as well as the concerns of the financial implications of your decisions, there’s a lot to play on your mind. The best advice is to be super prepared. Keep lists, and lists of lists, and also keep paper copies of correspondences. Remember, like with anything stressful, to take regular time away and for yourself - you can’t work at it constantly after all. A trip to the spa or a drink with friends, on a regular basis, is great for taking your mind off it and boosting your mood.

Stress can be a really crippling problem. While you might be able to deal with the problem head on, if you find that it’s becoming unmanageable it is essential that you visit your doctor for advice. Stress is not something to be taken lightly, and it is a medical condition, so don’t be shy to ask for help.

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