Are You a Drama Queen?
According to a 2015 HSE report: in 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health.
The main work factors cited by respondents as causing work related stress, depression or anxiety were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. Work pressure is not going to go away, it is what we all experience every day at work. How can we help ourselves maintain our wellbeing at work?
People often think that their response
to stress is out of their control,
it’s what happens to them:
life, work, other people etc,
however we know that much of it is in our control.
We all have the choice of how we respond.
We also know that when we work with clients who are challenged with stress and anxiety, including those seeking treatment, our techniques heal and really make a difference.
72% of our clients say that CS has changed their life, with 81% saying they have the power to change their workplace – shifting the mindset of powerlessness.
We are not medical practitioners and can’t diagnose or treat stress and anxiety – what we can do is share the tips that all clients we have worked with have found has had a huge impact on their wellbeing. The greatest of these being:
We all totally underestimate the power that we hold within us to affect how we feel – to not feel anxious or stressed.
Here are some tips that can really make a difference:
– Keep your power. Create a filter around you, not to cut people out, but to ensure that any negative mood or energy from others does not affect you. You decide how you are affected.
– Avoid creating drama. Drama (making a mountain out of a molehill, over-reacting), is the greatest creator of client anxiety and stress in our experience. Drama is addictive, very negative and a complete waste of time and energy!
– Stop being a Martyr (going for the sympathy vote). Not only is this a negative energy to hold, it destroys your confidence too and passes that negative energy to others. Stop making it about you and move your focus to the positive.
The choice is yours.