With life, a proper balance with work and life is critical to optimal health. When this balance is not achieved, bad things occur. On the extreme of over work, the imbalance leads to multiple stresses that come home with the individual. These stresses can overtime become chronic and unhealthy for the individual. Burnout can become a common end result.
It is important for workers to understand the need for relaxation and home life and to properly balance life with work.
The article, “How To Offset Stress And Achieve Work-Life Balance” by Ed Beltran looks closer at how to balance work and life to avoid burnout. He states,
“As if the world wasn’t stressful enough, the pandemic brought greater challenges to the often-elusive work-life balance. One of the biggest challenges was the transition from office life to the solitude of working remotely. Parents suddenly had to learn how to teach their children at home while maintaining the same productivity at work as before. Moreover, millions of Americans united in the fight for equality and civil rights.”
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Stress can make life difficult. It can prevent productivity, affect emotional and physical health and strain relationships. It is important to control stress. There are many ways to learn how to control stress and one needs to find the best methods for oneself
The article, “Twelve Tips to Reduce Stress” by Don Doman looks at twelve ways one can reduce stress. He states,
“Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes”
Reducing stress is important. Learning how and reviewing these twelve tips could help reduce stress and help have a more tranquil life. To learn more about Stress Management, please review AICHP’s Stress Management Consultant Program. Stress Management Consultants can help others learn to manage stress and have more productive lives. The program is online, independent study and open enrollment. It leads to a four year certification in Stress Management
Burnout can happen to even the most energetic and optimistic person. Over work, heavy schedule, stress and sickness can all lead to a burnout. If someone pushes him or herself too much, it can happen suddenly. Burnout can be avoided by properly scheduling oneself and setting limitations. It can also be avoided by taking time to take care of oneself. It is important to give self care for one’s own health.
The article, “Prevent burnout – 3 burnout symptoms and how to avoid them” by Thea O’Connor reviews the various issues surrounding burnout and how to avoid and also overcome it. She states,
“Burnout affects about 5-7 per cent of the working population, according to Michael Leiter, professor of industrial and organisational psychology at Deakin University. Leiter explains that it is difficult to say if the condition is on the rise, since burnout has not been tracked over time, and is likely to be hidden in the “mental stress” category of workers’ compensation claims.”
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Burnout can happen suddenly to someone who constantly is doing too much. It is important to notice the signs. Also, please review our Stress Management Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
Stress and eating can go hand and hand. Many people cope with stress in different ways. Eating can be a very unhealthy way to deal with stress if it is consistent and in large amounts. It can deviate one from regular exercise and lead to bad dietary habits.
The article, “Stress-eating: Five strategies to slow down” by Kelly Bilodeau states,
“Weight gain has many underlying causes but one of the most common is something we all experience: stress. Whether it’s the, mild temporary kind caused by a traffic jam or major and chronic, triggered by a traumatic life event — stress is no friend to your waistline”
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The ability to operate at a high professional level is critical at work and even more so when the pressure is on and one is dealing with stress. One’s ability to perform while under duress is what determines a winning outcome. Being able to manage stress and utilize stress management techniques can help an individual better cope with stress and achieve optimal outcomes.
The article, “Overcoming Stress (And Performing Your Best) When The Pressure Is On” by Gary Bradt states,
“Do you ever talk to yourself this way at work? You pile pressure on yourself in an already pressure-packed situation. It’s easy to do. The project is late; the client is upset. Senior management is feeling the heat and passing it down to you.”
In the meantime, handling stress is an important skill that can determine failure or success in life. Stress is something that many deal with on a daily basis and if one is incapable of coping, then they will face many difficulties in life.
The article, Manage Your Stress Before It Mismanages You, states,
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Good article on the stress of parenting. Parenting can be one of the most stressful jobs, albeit rewarding, the stress from the first day of having a child to even when they are well grown, is a continual stress of worry. With anything worthwhile, comes stress. Stress Management though can help one better deal with stress.
The article, Thoughtful Parenting: Parenting Stress — it matters; management is key, by Sue Fegelein states
“Parenting stress is the stress associated with being a parent. Parents are often juggling jobs, childcare, finances and household duties. Studies have shown that parents who report high parenting stress tend to be “authoritarian, harsh and negative in their reactions with their child,” and the quality of parent-child relationships is decreased by parenting stress.”
Police wives have alot to stress and worry about with their husbands and their line of work. This can be true also of husbands who may have wives on the force.
This article looks at that stress and how to cope.
The article, Stress Management Techniques for the Spouses of Police Officers, by Jarrod Sadulski states,
“Being married to a law enforcement officer usually starts with a sense of pride. But over time, stress begins to set in because of the physical dangers inherent in police work and the personal challenges officers face from frequently experiencing traumatic events. Police spouses cannot help but be affected by this stress as well.”
Great article on stress and using it to turn around work productivity
The article, How To Use Workplace Stress To Triple Workplace Productivity, by Tyler McConville, et al states,
“We usually think of stress as a bad thing, but it doesn’t have to be. Stress is no joke. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 56% of surveyed employees say that stress makes their workplace performance suffer.”