If you are experiencing high levels of stress, you are not alone.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, an estimated 19 million people in the UK suffer from stress related health problems. Stress causes an annual loss of 2 million working days at an annual cost to industry and commerce of at least £4.5 billion.
Stress arises in situations where we want and or need to take prompt and effective action, but something or someone prevents us from doing so. These barriers may arise due to our own feelings of anxiety, our lack of knowledge about how best to act or unfamiliarity with the demands being made on us. They may arise because we have too much to do and too little time in which to do it or because other people – our partner, parents, colleagues or employers – are obstructing us. In the questionnaire are below, that helps you assess your current stress levels, you will find other stress arousing situations some of which may be all too painfully familiar.
Fortunately there are plenty of practical steps you can take not just to reduce negative stress but transform it into a positive force for good in your life. One of the keys here may be to discover how to manage your time. Find out about the link between stress and time, Dealing With Workplace Stress
Anxiety and stress typically go hand in hand. I have never met a client suffering from chronic stress who did not also feel anxious nor an overly anxious individual who was not also stressed. By taking action on anxiety, therefore, you can also reduce stress and vice versa. Find out more on the page Anxiety
You may also find my other pages on stress management useful.
One Minute Stress Management
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