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Symptoms of Stress in the Workplace
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Symptoms of Stress in the Workplace

Introduction

Stress can be a very huge issue for a person to deal with. Still, stress is something we all have to live with every day so there is no use getting rid of it, but on the other side, there is a need to deal with it on a daily basis. In terms of many adults in the world, there is nothing more stressful to many than work-related stress. This is especially true for healthcare workers out on the field. Stress is everywhere for them in the workplace, whether or not that is with a patient or with each other in the workplace.

What are the signs and symptoms of work-related stress?

Most of the time, people do not feel or understand some symptoms that they are in great stress. Many of them just shrug it off or think it will just go away quickly, but in many cases, this will simply not happen because the person is actually having a great deal of stress as explained by the following symptoms here below:

  • Insomnia or loss of sleep leading to tiredness
  • Irritability or outburst of anger
  • Low mood
  • Consuming too much caffeine or alcohol
  • Low productivity accompanied by feelings of low achievement
  • Regular absence and a higher sickness rate
  • Being accident-prone
  • Being cynical and defensive
  • Finding fault
  • Headaches
  • Backache
  • Indigestion
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Regular or lingering colds

These may not be all of the symptoms that can have a clue that a person is being put under a lot of stress, but it is a good list of things to watch out for when trying to find out if a person is indeed under stress at that moment.

How to get help for stress

The best way to deal with being under a lot of stress is to talk out to someone about the stress that you are feeling. Going to the HR teams of your workplace is the first step to getting help in the right direction.

Sometimes talking to a person very close to you can be a good step in the right direction to deal with that stress. This can be a family member or even a best friend. Talking to them about the stresses at work can help ease the stress and they can even possibly give you their tips on how to deal with that stress as well.

If a person close to you is not available, consider taking this up to a third party person to discuss it with. An expert consultant, psychologist and therapist are there for you to find if need be to talk about these stress-related issues at work.

Conclusion

We are all dealing with stress every day in our lives. It is something that is part of life with which we cannot really avoid and just have to deal with it. There are many signs that point to someone being stressed in the workplace, whether it be their sleeping habits to their physiological needs being affected, there are a lot of things that stress can do to us.

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