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The modern lifestyle involves juggling home and work life, often with extended hours, too much to do in terms of duties and no time to rest. This leads to you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted, struggling to sleep and even headaches.  

The problem with the work-related issue is that it can become physical causing nausea, vomiting, concentration issues and even causing ulcers or irritable bowel syndrome. The problem when experiencing this type of pressure is that your mind never switches off, which results in sleeping disorders, stress, depression which adds fuel to the fire. 

Symptoms of work-related stress

  • Sleeping problems, such as insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Pessimism
  • Discouragement
  • Feeling overwhelmed 
  • Cognitive challenges, such as a reduced ability to concentrate or make decisions
  • A rise in sick days or absenteeism
  • Diminished creativity 
  • Aggression
  • A decline in work performance
  • Difficulties with interpersonal relationships
  • Lower tolerance of frustration and impatience
  • Mood swings 
  • Isolation.

What causes Work-related problems? 

The potential stressors that could cause work-related stress include bad management practices, lack of support, role conflict, relationships at work, tight deadlines, job insecurity, lack of autonomy, changes within the organisation, etc. 

How to get help for Work-related stress? 

Counselling for Work-related issues

Counselling helps with work-related issues by providing you with a safe and calm place to sit down and discuss your problems. You can start to learn to work on how to relieve the stress to improve your overall quality of life.

Therapists will work with patients and help you learn various stress relief techniques which you can use at work or home when you start feeling overwhelmed.

This is a place where you can speak your mind without worrying about the consequences. You may feel you cannot disclose these feelings at work or home, maybe you're trying to protect your loved ones or feel they won't understand what you are going through. Having a haven where you can open up and discuss what you are going through is a tremendous relief.

It is such a good feeling to know that there is someone who will listen and understand, which is how counselling helps with work-related stress. 

Benefits of Counseling for Work-related issues

The advantages are: 

  • A non-judgemental process: recognising there is someone there that you can talk to, helping you come up with solutions to help you manage your day effectively and reduce the stress you are experiencing.
  • Effective strategies: Counselling helps with work-related stress by giving you these tools and techniques and teaching you how to use them in any environment. This may include breathing exercises to help calm you and help you to focus when you are trying to do too many things at once.
  • Identify behavioural patterns: These patterns may be that you take on too much at work and never say "no," this leaves you with too much to do, which results in you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. This may also lead to your long working hours. The therapy sessions help you break these patterns, helping you relieve your stress effectively and get to enjoy your life.
  • Plan your day ahead: helps you deal with particular events which take place during your day. You may feel overwhelmed when you start your day and your desk is piled high. Through discussion and learning various techniques, you can learn the best way to handle these particular situations

You can learn how to prioritize, how to relax and how to handle the day to day stresses without letting it take over your life at home and work. 

Please do contact us @+91 97414 76476 or visit Cadabam’s Hospitals. 

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work related issues

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Dr. Mala Murlidhar

Mala Murlidhar
PH.D. (Clinical Psychology), MS (Clinical Psychology), BA (Psychology)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jasmine Mary John

Dr Jasmine Mary John
Ph.D. (Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS), M.Phil.

Psychiatric Social Work Consultant

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