According to the World Health Organisation, work-related stress is the disease of the 20th Century. Stress is one of those things that we all experience to different degrees and through different symptoms and ailments. In this episode, Jen outlines the signs of burnout and shares her 7 Steps to Sanity.

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SHOWNOTES

Work-related stress is a relatively new label for something that people have been experiencing for a long time – we just haven’t wanted to admit it for fear of appearing as though we couldn’t keep up or cope, or being judged as weak or incapable. Dubbed ‘The 20th Century Disease’ by the United Nations, work-related stress has become such a common and costly complaint that it now has the attention of regulators, legislators, organisations and individuals – it’s a ‘worldwide epidemic’ according to the World Health Organisation and it’s something that we all need to learn to deal with.

ARE YOU STRESSED AT WORK?

Feeling stressed about your work?

How many of the following symptoms have you experienced within the past month?

Physical Symptoms

  • I wake up feeling exhausted and am slow to get going.
  • I experience aches and pains.
  • I have broken sleep.
  • I get headaches at least monthly.
  • The last thing I really feel like doing in the morning is exercising.
  • I could use a power nap in the afternoon.
  • I wish I had a sex drive.
  • My appetite is all over the place.
  • I look for a glass of alcohol to wind-down after work. I eat lunch at my desk.

Emotional Symptoms

  • I feel flat.
  • I am tired of my co-workers or friends and family asking me if I am okay.
  • I am withdrawn and don’t want to be around others unless I have to be.
  • I am short tempered and I get angry easily.
  • I have forgotten how to laugh, even at myself.
  • I experience mood swings.
  • I have lost interest in most things.
  • I feel disillusioned about my job.
  • The joy has gone out of my life. I find myself being more resigned, cynical, critical and sarcastic at work.

Stress is one of those things that we all experience to different degrees and through different symptoms and ailments, which can make it difficult to diagnose and treat. Insomnia, anxiety, depression, hypertension, headaches, heart palpitations, diarrhoea or constipation, loss of libido, aches and pains, exhaustion, behavioural issues, cognitive difficulties, anger, substance abuse, feeling disillusioned, withdrawn and helpless are just some of the manifestations of long-term stress.

ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS

‘Every experience that we have is unique to us because at some deep level we make an interpretation of it.’
Deepak Chopra

EMOTIONAL STATE

Expectations determine outcome, always!’ Deepak Chopra

PHYSICAL

HEALTHY LIFE HACKS

The Healthy Life Hacks I want to share with you today are:

  1. Share with someone who would benefit.

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