Many people express feeling overwhelmed at work, with too much to do in too little time and/or with insufficient resources, contributing to a steady stream of job-related pressure. Not only can working in a high-pressure environment produce stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression these can also pose an increased risk for health issues ranging from headaches to stomach upset, back pain, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, an inability to focus and more. Long term stress carries a higher risk for heart disease, autoimmune conditions and other mental illnesses.
In addition, stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression can be caused by external factors such as performance incentives, unstable economic conditions, a corporate merger or acquisition, outsourcing or even a natural disaster can be anxiety-provoking when you have financial obligations to fulfill, a family to support, and a mortgage.
CBT addresses workplace stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression by helping the client overcome their inaccurate and distorted thinking patterns. Cognitive distortions take many forms such as:
Job-related stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression have become more prevalent, particularly as some organizations are forced to produce the same results with fewer resources. Many employees are handling heavier workloads and juggling more priorities, both at work and at home than ever before, leading to a sense of feeling overwhelmed and sometimes to burnout.
Managing workplace stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression is critical to maintaining your physical and mental health. By making a few small, but impactful lifestyle changes, you can keep job-related stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression under control.
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