Do you often feel like you’re going to lose your mind if you continue to work in such a stressful workplace? We all experience stress on the job. It is not unique to anyone, but what is unique to each of us is how we deal with it.
You can learn to deal with work-related stress in a positive manner so it doesn’t continue to hold you back. When you are unable to deal with stress effectively, you can’t be as efficient or effective on the job and, more importantly, your health will suffer.
Techniques to Deal with Stress at Work
When you feel stressed out at work, practice harnessing your emotions so you can move forward. Luckily, there are many ways you can do this; you just need to find which technique works best for you. There’s five workplace stress techniques that I would like to share over the next few blogs, make sure you check in regular so you don’t miss them.
1 The best thing you can do when you feel the stress coming to a boil is to stop what you’re doing and just breathe. You’ll be surprised at how much it helps just to take a breath and gather your thoughts. In fact, take ten slow, deep breaths, then return to your work. The great thing about this technique is that you can do it anywhere, even when you’re sitting in your boss’s office!
Let me know this tip works for after incorporating it this week.
Wishing you Wellness at Work,
Shayla Peterson, LCSW, LISW-CP
I’m a stranger behind the same set of eyes that the girl in the photo holds.
– Amanda Steele, The Cliff
Traumatic events such as military combat, assault, an accident or natural disaster can have long lasting negative effects. Sometimes our biological response and instinct, which can be life saving during a crisis, leave people with ongoing psychological symptoms because they are not integrated into consciousness. PTSD effects 3.5 % of the US Population about 7.7 million Americans. Women are more likely to develop this condition than men. While PTSD can occur at any age, the average age of onset is in a person early 20’s.
• intrusive memories, which includes flashback and reliving the moment of the trauma, bad dream and scary thoughts
• Avoidance, which include staying away from certain places or objects that are reminders of the traumatic event. A person may feel numb, guilty, worried or depressed or have trouble remembering the traumatic event
• Dissociation, which can include an outer body experience or feeling that the world is “not real” (derealization)
• Hypervigilance, which can include being startled very easily, feeling tense, trouble sleeping or outburst of anger.
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Happy Father’s Day from Ctrl Shift Balance Virtual Counseling to all the Fathers and Father figures!
We understand that Father’s Mental Wellness Matter. Did you know that Fathers can also experience depressive symptoms such as :
☑️dismissing negative emotions
☑️ avoiding family, people and work
☑️ increasing time spent at work
☑️ anger outbursts
☑️ increase consumption of food, alcohol, marijuana and others
Addressing Mental Wellness in Father’s, we improve the well-being of children.
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“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.”
Depression is more than a feeling of going through a rough patch. It’s a mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. Some experience one episode, but most experience reoccurring depressive symptoms. An estimated 16 million adults adults have had one depressive episode in the past year. It does effect women more than others. Women are 70% more likely than men to experience depression. Experiencing Depressive symptoms are different for everyone. For most, depression changes how one functions day to day. Common symptoms includes:
☑️ changes in sleep
☑️ changes in appetite
☑️ lack of concentration
☑️ loss of energy
☑️ lack of interest
☑️ low self-esteem
☑️ changes in movement
☑️ physical aches and pains
Experiencing the World,
Shayla Peterson, LCSW, LISW-CP