Are you the type of person who works hard all day, almost every day? It might not surprise you to learn that about 61% of people who work this way say they are very stressed and fatigued. 

You’ve probably also noticed that the stress does not disappear once you’ve stopped work for the day. In fact, stress can affect almost every aspect of your life. From high blood pressure, sleep issues, muscle pain and headaches, stress can really take its toll. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Let’s take a look at some workplace common scenarios and how you can change how the affect you:

Imposter Syndrome

Many people suffer from imposter syndrome. You know, that feeling that you’re just not good enough and you could be “found out”. Chances are, the culture in your workplace could be making you feel like this. If you work in a highly competitive environment or you’re being micromanaged, you could suffer from this syndrome. What can you do about it? Ask people that don’t work with you for support. They can help you to realise what your abilities are and put things into perspective.

“Always-On” Mode

It can be hard to escape work, especially if you feel the need to refresh your emails and instant messages. When you are unable to unplug from work you end up neglecting yourself and your relationships. 

Did you know that you don’t even have to open a work email to experience the toll that it has? The expectation that you are always available can make life hard for you. So what can you do about it? Communicate your boundaries. Let’s imagine you have a stressful job in Barlby, when you leave for your home in Selby, your workday is done. Tell people when you’re not available or simply delegate some tasks to someone else. When you set boundaries, you’ll notice that most people respect them. 

Autopilot Mode

It’s thought that when they’re at work, most people are on autopilot mode around 50% of the time. When we go through the motions rather than being focused on a task, it can make us unhappy. 

What can you do about this? Ask yourself how you got to where you are. Does change make you feel scared? Have you stopped being fulfilled by your job? Make a note of what you want from your job and why and when you stopped pushing yourself. This can help you to work out how to make things better. Find out how you can make your stressful job even better here.

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk