Modern day work culture has seen an increase in epidemic stress levels causing employees to suffer from:
Insomnia. Being in autopilot mode. Sleepwalking through life. Always being “on”. Technology and screen addiction. Anxiety. Depression. Burnout.
The effect of stress on our mental and physical health can have significant impacts, yet often we don’t recognize the signs of how stress is impacting us because as a society we normalize stress. We mistakenly assume that what we are feeling is normal because those around us appear to be just as stressed as we are.
Based on the burnout survey that I created (in case you missed it, you can take the confidential 2 minute survey here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5PNM83L) the primary questions I received from respondents were:
In response to these questions for the next few months I will be providing answers, tips and tricks.
This week lets's review how to recognize the signs….
Below is a list of symptoms for stress, anxiety and burnout complied by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service:
Symptoms of Stress
Symptoms of Anxiety
Symptoms of Burnout
For ease of use, attached is a checklist of the above symptoms. Complete the attached checklist to identify the symptoms which you may be normalizing and consider sharing the completed list(s) with a healthcare professional should you deem this to be necessary.
Check back in next week whereby I will start to discuss the techniques and tools to prevent burnout.