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Stress in Today’s Workplace

Ever consider how much more stressful the work environment is today compared to even 10 years ago? We have so much more gadgetry. Our email needs to be checked. Our cell phones need to be answered. In mid conversation we are interrupted by a text message. Suddenly that important discussion is ended. It is life’s daily hassles instead of traumatic events that cause the greatest buildup of stress. Relaxation is the key. Rest breaks should be taken in a calm environment without interruptions. A lunch break is essential to well-being. Some of the signs of stress overload are restlessness, chronic fatigue, and problems in concentration. If you have these symptoms, it is time to re-engineer your work environment or take a vacation. You might also want to consult with a professional to learn stress-reduction techniques. These include systemic relaxation, biofeedback, and self-hypnosis.

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