Stress in Women

by cadabamshospital

02 February,2018 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

urthyewsywrnwerWhy Stress Hits Working Women Harder?

Due to the materialistic life and modern technologies in today’s world, 'Stress' has become one of the universal phenomena for all genders with respect to their level of significance. But women have begun enduring stress even before the bite of the forbidden fruit. Furthermore, as per the scientists and researchers, women were more likely to undergo higher stress rather than men.

Even a country like America has only 53% of women who were mentally depressed and suffers stress. But in India where ‘she’ is worshipped as goddess consists an overall proportion of  87%. We are living in digital India where we have a woman president & four chief ministers as women by the way.

Employed women and homemaker are two types of women in India who share the overall stress percentage of 87.

An employee assembles a computer on the production line at a Dell factory in Sriperumbudur Taluk, in the Kancheepuram district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, June 2, 2011. India's manufacturing sector has far to go to match its world famous information technology- and services prowess and sustain searing economic growth. While Dell is bullish about India's prospects as a global growth driver, it is held back by issues ranging from a pesky permit system and the country's fragmented taxation methods. Picture taken June 2, 2011. To match feature INDIA-MANUFACTURING/DELL REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS)

Addressing the issue the Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian presented the copy of the annual Economic Survey 2017-18 file in a pink colour that was tabled in Parliament on Monday. Which resemble the drop in the contribution percentage of employed women in the country. This quietly displays how women are under terrible work stress.

In 2017, A research conducted by the Department of Psychology, H.N.B Garhwal Central University Garhwal Uttarakhand, India- Says “Out of 50 employed women, 2 falls on the high-stress category”. Level of stress Employed women Unemployed women
1 High-level 4% 0%
2 Medium- level 96% 74%
3 Low-level 0% 26%
Average 60.78% 43.3%

Causes of work stress in women:

Why Stress Hits Working Women Harder? To answer this question, below are listed top 10 work stress triggering factors at the workplace. Which clearly depends upon the nature and the environment of the workplace,

  • Being unhappy with the job
  • Having a heavy workload
  • Long hours working
  • Nearing deadlines
  • Having poor management
  • Hard decision-making process
  • Working under critical conditions
  • Being insecure
  • Risk of termination
  • Workplace harassment

Listed below are top 10 life stress that has a prominent impact on the individual’s life. Which clearly depends upon the lifestyle and the circumstances of the life,

  • The death of an adored one
  • Divorce
  • Increase in economic burdens
  • Marriage preparation
  • New home moving
  • Chronic illness
  • Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, guilt)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Taking supervision of an aged family member
  • Traumatic events, such as a natural calamity, crime, rape, or violence against oneself or adored one

If stress is not addressed in a proper manner, it might have a massive impact on the body. Furthermore, it becomes a long-term suffering serious health condition such as depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, fertility problems and low in sex drive.

Recovering tips: 

  • Practice relaxation techniques like breathing, yoga, meditation.
  • Just talk to someone about how you feel today, who you feel trustworthy.
  • Take control of the problem, analyze the best solution and come up with an action plan.
  • Be punctual at maintaining the time either in work, job or social.
  • Learn to say 'No' to the things which are not in your hands.
  • Get some sound sleep at least 6 to 8 hours.
  • Start some physical activities might be intense or simple walk and jog accept.
  • Start writing a journal about 'how you feel' or 'how you wanted to feel'.
  • Talk to the right professionals who know about stress.

“And though she be but little, she is fierce

                                                                      – Shakespeare