How to Handle Work Stress (blog 1 of 3)
Wow, I was just reading something about work related stress, the figures from the Health and Safety Executive are staggering for 2019/20 (up to March 2020).
- 828,000 Workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or longstanding) in 2019/20. April to June 2019 their where 27.67 million paid employees, I am no good at maths but if I am correct that’s nearly 30%.
- 9 million Working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2019/20. This has grown and I feel this year’s figures will be even higher and we all know why.
The above figures I got from the Labour Source Survey in this PDF https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/stress.pdf
These figures are tough reading, we are living in the 21st century where we should be living a more comfortable life with all the technology out there making life easier. However, we know that the improvement in technology has made us all more available than ever before. How many of you have sent an email well and truly out of working hours? It may be that it helps you to send it, it may be due to pressure to perform, pressure to stay top of your game, pressure to keep your job.
Being available all the time means no down time. You never switch off, not fully.
Do you have and enjoy proper downtime?
Do you make time for you?
Do you feel guilt if you do?
Our brains are not designed to be at work all the time, do you need help to prioritise your life? To create a good personal and work life blend?
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