Work lies at the heart of every community, from the smallest tribe to the biggest civilisation. Work supports society, gives structure and purpose to life, keeps the body and brain occupied and promotes a sense of satisfaction. When work is rewarding and enjoyable, it can provide a lifetime’s worth of wealth and fulfilment. However, when it causes unhappiness and stress, it can make life utterly miserable.
Work related stress is a growing problem in so many parts of the World. Increasing numbers of people report feeling undervalued, overworked, underpaid and unfulfilled in the workplace -feelings that can lead to further complications with mental health. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and even suicidal thoughts can all be triggered by work related stress, along with physical health problems, relationship issues, sleep loss and feelings of self-doubt and inferiority.
How can counselling help with work related stress?
It is important to seek help if you think you are suffering from work related stress. It’s easy to think it’ll pass, or that it’s all part of the natural working world but the truth is -it’s not. Work, in general, should make you feel good. Having a job adds structure and purpose to life, while earning money is the key to independence and freedom.
Of course there will be days where you feel tired, emotional and stressed out but if you’re carrying those feelings around with you every day, you will wear yourself out. Work related stress can lead to the following mental health problems:
If work stress is starting to impact your personal life -causing sleep deprivation, dread, anxiety and bad habits like drinking, smoking, or overeating, then it is important to seek help today. Please feel free to contact me via phone on 0405872286 or via my contact form.