Stress Is A Silent Killer That Creeps Up Over Time

Stress Meter Showing  Panic Attack From Stress Or Worry

Stress is a major problem. It is a silent killer that creeps up over time.

At first you feel okay, then you feel a little bit more stressed and eventually you are completely overwhelmed. If you do not address stress it can actually result in mental and physical conditions that will affect your overall well being. You can experience headaches, stomach issues, high blood pressure, weight gain as well as anxiety and depression. According to a study done in 2012 by the American Psychological Association and the American Institute of Stress, 33% of Americans are suffering from stress.

The top 4 causes are:

 old-time-piece     Job pressure

old-time-piece      Money

old-time-piece      Health

old-time-piece     Relationships

Today we will address job pressure.

Big problem concept, red question markSo many people are stressed at work.They worry about getting downsized. They dread working long hours with little money. Many find they leave their “true self” in the parking lot. They feel unmotivated and bored with their job. Often times they are at work physically, but their heart and mind are at home with the kids.

If this sounds like you, then it is time to find a solution!

Begin with a personal inventory. Divide a piece of paper in half and write likes on one side and dislikes on the other. Spend time making notes about every aspect of your job. Then determine what would make it better. For every person it will be different. In a recent study more people wanted acknowledgment for a job well done than more money.

After you complete your analysis it is time to take a personal inventory of your strengths and talents.

When you can clearly identify with confidence what make you a valued employee you can prepare a solution oriented proposal. Make an appointment with your boss and outline what it would take for you to feel better, more engaged and enthusiastic about your job.

For example, as you prepared for this conversation you realized you need some additional help, suggest Tom from the other department.

Or if you are clear that your #1 priority is to attend your kid’s games, then ask for two afternoons a month off and share with them how you will make it up.  No one is a mind reader. If you bored at work suggest that you want some additional training or you want to take a lead on this upcoming project. OWN IT. Practice a little bit of courage and ASK.

Oftentimes, when we are stressed we feel dis-empowered and hopeless. But when you take these action steps you will feel more energized, empowered and confident.

Rae Luskin is the Confidence Muse at .To find out more about Confidence sign up below for our free Confident You Tele-Seminar.

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