A Hard Look at Work Stress

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A Hard Look at Work StressYou may be the ideal worker who is willing to work for long hours. But in a subtle way, there are times when you suddenly turn negative with a feeling of frustration over what you think as a lack of progress in the office.

Later you feel you are no longer part of the team, and then you begin to feel sick, mentally and physically. These may be signs that you are suffering from job stress.

Warning signs and symptoms

The following are the most common warning signs and symptoms of job stress:

–  Low morale

Having a negative feeling or attitude in a work group

–  Depression

Being in a low mood that negatively affect job-related work

–  Boredom

Experiencing periods of lack of interest in the workplace

–  Fatigue

Feeling weary, tired, and unenergetic at work

–  Apathy

Feeling indifferent and lacking concern, excitement, motivation, and passion to perform work

–  Absenteeism

Being absent from duties and responsibilities in the office or workplace in a habitual way

–  Negativism or cynicism

Attitude of being a skeptic or resisting instructions, orders, or suggestions from the boss or colleagues

Deal with stress

All workers have to deal with job-related stress in different ways. Too much or prolonged stress is not good to you, both personally and professionally.

Jobs in dangerous settings, including those that demand time pressures, handling customer issues, or have detailed work, tend to generate higher levels of stress, which can lead to illnesses, injuries, and poor health if not controlled.

Stress is not all bad, though. Yet, there are ways to manage and deal with it. This will help you maintain health, stay safe and secured on the job, increase motivation, and maximize productivity.

 

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