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Job-Related Anxiety and Stress

The most common form of mental disorder is anxiety. It stops a person from accomplishing goals. Simple worries related to everyday preparations and the inability to concentrate are some of the signs of anxiety that can potentially lead to a disorder. It can begin affecting you before you are even aware of it. Here are some things to pay attention to, along with the steps to then take.

1) Laziness or Anxiety

There are times when a person might suffer such a very high level of anxiety that they cannot even take action on some of the smallest things. It can possibly mean that they are simply not motivated enough, or perhaps, sometimes they are unmoved by what others might say to attempt to encourage them. But at times, this might actually not pertain to laziness at all, but rather to the effects of anxiety. If and when you experience this, recognize it, and take action.

2) Combat Job-Related Anxiety with Goals

Lack of goals means having no concrete plan for what needs to be achieved by a certain period. Create a plan and take little steps at a time. The goals do not have to be profound. Make it doable and easy. For example, you could start by simply circling a job or two in the classified ads for which you might have interest. The next step may be to then call the chosen job and ask information about it.

3) Call A Friend

If you are searching for a job, you may want to find someone to accompany you, and just go door-to-door in the town’s commercial district to ask for job application forms. When you get home, find a comfortable place to fill them out. In addition, you can ask a friend to help you make practice interviews. Take a break with a trusted friend and talk over the things that are stressing you— not to complain, gossip or unload, but just so as to have a healthy sounding board. They may even have some good, helpful input!

4) Connectivity as a Reason for Anxiety and Stress

There was a survey released that says that our job is the number one culprit of anxiety and stress. About 80% of those surveyed say that the technology of working wireless is good, but at the same time, they feel that they are connected to their jobs 24/7, causing them much more stress. They feel tied to their jobs because of computers and cell phones.

5) Conflicts at Work

Many people choose to go on with their jobs despite legitimate health concerns. In another survey conducted, about 40 percent of the respondents said that losing pay (and the resulting hardship) stops them from taking enough time off work to recover from their health problems. Much of the time, these physical health problems are caused by mental health problems stemming from anxiety, stress, and depression.

6) Separate Work from Personal Life

Many employees spend more time at work than with their families. This makes them lose bonding and loving communication with the very families that they should be able to depend on, especially during the most difficult times in their lives. The bottom line is that people have difficulty differentiating work from their personal lives.

7) Unusual Working Hours

In some countries, companies require longer working hours. Instead of the usual eight-hour workday, they spend around ten to twelve hours in the office. When they get home, they tend to be already tired and exhausted, and this can lead to a lack of quality time with families. Here in the US we used to call this workaholism, but now it has almost become the norm.

8) So Little Time, So Much To Do

Another issue is that an employee might have too heavy of a workload and responsibilities, thus leading to a loss of healthy focus.

People experience major stress when they cannot meet deadlines and expectations. They may even be working hard for the money, while not really enjoying what they are doing. If they no longer enjoy their jobs, stress is sure to show up.

Knowing that anxiety and stress can lead to serious mental and physical problems, take time for yourself. Have healthy, ethical recreational outlets, seek apprpriate professional counseling when needed, and/or take good supplements to help you manage and conquer anxiety and stress before it gets even worse.

One thing that some find helpful for relieving financial stress is learning how to make an income online. No matter what your background might be, whether someone is a “tech guru” or has never even touched a computer, there are ways of improving your situation and creating a new life doing something you really enjoy.

If that is something you are interested in, check out Dean Holland’s free book The Iceberg Effect and get started changing your life today.

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