Just in the UK alone in recent years 37% of all cases of illness related to work are stress related and up to 45% of time lost due to ill health also.
When you feel that all you do is go to and from work, and visit the doctor, it is time to link the missing dots and realise you are under great stress and pressure………….are you always ill, colds flu headaches etc., just always something that stops you from being 100% , well, now is the time to react and do something about it, a small little change in your activities even the smallest of physical activites can change the ever turning circle you are living in. These changes can bring big positive changes into your life.
You can start by changing your timetable, when you try to fit to much into one day, things will go wrong, can you wear size 4 shoes when you usually wear a 6……….!! Your days are the same you can only fit so much in………… So reaarange your timetable and spice it up a bit, variety is the spice of life remember, if you keep the same things day in day out boredom and stress can set in , and dont forget your break time, catch your breath and a welcome cup of coffee, to much workload can only bring you more stress depression and anxiety.
When problems arrive, solve them as soon as possible, dont let them linger it is no good for you to worry day after day if you need to resolve something whether it be with your boss, client or colleage……………I would also strongly advise you to eat away from your desk and if you can eat away from the building even better, working with one hand and eating with the other is a no no, dont be taken in by the gossip girls, make friends with who you connect with most, the gossip section is more stress and time consuming…..and always try to leave on time, it is so easy to stay on a little to finish something in between, but it is important that you respect your personal time, because if you dont other wont either, and you need to control that, no one else.
You have to remember that it is not only people that work who get stressed,in fact survey’s prove that men and omen who stay at home have more stress that those that work outside the home, and most women feel better and like to work outside of the home, there is no defined rule why this is, but I would personally imagine it is due to wearing many hats in the home, doing everything and more, where as within your work place generally you would have one job with one responsiblity. Again, just because you are at home, it does not mean you can’t make a list, lists are one of my favourite things, they are a great help, they help you to find balance within yourself and keeps everything on schedule. Always remember your friends spend time with them at the weekends, the weekend demands are different and more relaxed , people are not critical of your porformance things are more laid back. Enjoy your free time, make it a stress free zone !!
Brooke Universal Life Coach