What is burnout? Is it the same as stress? And, how do you protect against it? I was very anxious before going to work in the morning. I’d been unwell with postnatal depression before and that was coming back, so I had to increase my medication. Continue Reading
Stress at Work
Why does work stress you out? What causes stress at work, and can it lead to depression, anxiety or high blood pressure?
Many people suffer from chronic work stress, and it hurts your mental health, relationships, physical health and home life. It can also contribute to burnout, which is when you feel no good at your job, and disinterested as well as emotionally exhausted.
The Openforwards Self-Help School will help you understand how work stress makes you feel sick, what it does to your body and how both you and your employer can tackle it with stress management and changes to your organisational culture.
According to Harvard Business Review, the main reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t like their boss. There are other reasons. No opportunity for growth or someone offers you ‘a better gig’ are just a couple. Either way, people quit when Continue Reading
What is Acceptance? What does this word make you think? Giving-up? Putting up with? Resignation? Psychologically-speaking acceptance is different. Acceptance is when you make a choice to stop struggling with something because you realise you Continue Reading
What is Stress? Stress is like a runaway train. It can be near impossible to stop. Once it gathers speed the only way to survive is to jump off before it crashes. But jumping off isn’t risk free either. You could cause damage. Other people are Continue Reading