You might love the job you do yet experience extensive distress from it. And, in the end, the distress can be unfavourable to your health and happiness. So, it’s important to know when your job is becoming a pain in the neck (literally, even), and what you can do to cut down the stress.
If the following things are happening to you, it’s time to take action:
1) You Have Difficulty With Sleeping
As reported by stress.org, insomnia, and sleeplessness are two major signs of stress. So, if every area of your life appears to be going well without a hitch and you’re completely hale and hearty, your difficulty with sleeping could be because of work-related stress.
Stop and think over what’s stressing you at work.
Do you have a lot on your desk? Do you feel your boss’s expectations are impracticably high? Discover whatever it is and come up with a way to address the problem.
2)You Frequently Need To Pop An Antacid
You recently got promoted. You’re earning big bucks. Everything is perfect! But if you’re experiencing acidity-type reactions and are popping off antacids, your job may be causing the pressure.
3)You Often Get Stress Headaches
Several things can lead to a constant headache (you’ll need a doctor if you’re going through this), but among them, the biggest reason is…you guessed it right, stress.
4)You Gnash Your Teeth, Always
Ever found yourself gazing at your office desktop screen gnashing your teeth? Ever done it during corporate meetings? The reason could be stress or anxiety which can result in teeth gnashing, causing you jaw pain and hurting teeth.
5)You Become Absent-Minded
Are you continually missing deadlines? Failing to remember crucial meetings with your boss? Losing track of your work notebook? According to a wall street journal, typically, an individual who is stressed tend to forget things that are not particularly related.
Someone running late for a meeting may not remember where he kept his car keys, or a homeowner battling with a foreclosure threat may not recall his mobile number. If you notice all these, you’re suffering from work-related stress.
Sheryl Kraft is a freelance health writer and breast cancer survivor, born in Long Beach, New York.