They say that those of us who are always running late or on deadline are more creative and optimistic than our punctual friends, and I'd be happy to simply accept that, if I meant that I wasn't continually rushing around wondering how on earth a apparently ten-minute task managed to take up one full hour.
We all suffer from stress, and in some instances it can be beneficial. Some experts believe that in small doses, it can actually enhance and improve cognitive brain function. Continued stress, however, can put a drain on your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Some stress is good for us; it keeps us on our toes, allows us to think outside the box and come up with new, innovative ideas on occasion. However, a recent survey on work-related stress, anxiety and depression (the Labour Force Survey 2016) found that the number of days lost in 2016 due to stress-related issues was 11.7 million days, equating to 45% of all working days lost to ill-health.
We have so many demands on our time -- in all aspects of our lives. In a world crammed with multiple distractions, we're being pulled in every direction; having to squeeze so much more into 24 hours.
After being made redundant, I learnt a lot about life - and myself. I learned that it was possible to follow my dreams and being unintentionally pushed out of my comfort zone was more valuable to my career than I could ever have imagined!
When we feel this way, it's not because our job is stressful or because our children demand all of our attention or because of our never-ending to-do list. It's nothing external that creates this issue, though these circumstances can definitely exacerbate it.
OK, there's the plus side that we can choose to work where we want. But the downside is we lose track of the regular workplace routines - coffee/tea break and lunch - as the day merges into one extended period, and we are constantly dealing with emails, texts, social media messages, etc.
I am back on my mission to bring back health to my life and share any knowledge I collect on the way. Well I have got a treat for you. I have learnt so much in this last four days that even if I share some of it you'd get great value from reading this post. Knowledge transferred courtesy of Ti Sana Detox Resort and Spa in Italy.
Stress is the combination of any physical, mental, or emotional factors that causes bodily or mental tension. Stress can come from either internal or external factors which initiates the fight or flight response and this reaction has an effect on both the neurological and endocrinological system.
Are you one of those people who get up in the morning and start the day already feeling hassled? Maybe you can't decide what to wear, where to start, what to do first. Feeling that way can introduce a frustrating tone to the day, even before you've left the bathroom.