These four words go together, don’t they? “New York Work Stress.” Anyone living in New York City understands difficult commutes, expensive housing costs, and long work hours. There is even evidence that contact with crowds in areas of dense population can be stressful. Simply put, New Yorkers know stress.
When work supervisors, peers, and subordinates are productive, respectful, and friendly and work loads are reasonable, and the work content is meaningful – work can be fulfilling and bring down our stress. But, for most of us, they wouldn’t have to pay us to go if that was our work place.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) provides clients with tools for managing stress. Some skills are focused on altering stressors, while others will help you not to be as stressed by them in the first place. These are not just positive mantras that you won’t believe, but scientifically supported tools that will help you learn how to change how your sympathetic nervous system responds to stressors at work.
Work stress can be incredibly detrimental to our physical and mental health. Chronic stress responses can put you at risk for heart attacks, hypertension, anxiety, anger, and depression. If you experience the Sunday Night Blues, you’re likely stressed by Monday morning.
But it is not as though you can quit- and that brings on another stressor that is common to many of our work situations, a lack of choice or control. None of this sounds like all of the preaching of teachers and after-school specials that told you:
“We can be or do whatever we want,”
or “Do what makes you happy.”
Many of us don’t seem to have been fortunate enough to have those options.
So, what do you do? You can’t quit, you can’t change your work situation, and you can’t take the stress any longer.
People fortunate enough to be employed, endure many challenges. Work is one of the most stressful aspects of our lives, but at times also enhances sense of worth, efficacy, productivity, and financial security. Awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses, proper assessment of management strategies and systems, effective leadership, communication, organizational skills, and problem solving are all necessary to optimize performance and satisfaction in the workplace.
If constant stress has feeling weighed down, you may be experiencing significant work stress or burnout if you’re:
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