Job stress is more common than you might think. But, how to combat it so that stress at work does not become a health problem? Discover helpful tips to reduce it.

When you come home from work after an intense and exhausting day at work and you open the door of your house and your wife asks you how you have been, you usually say I am burned.

If that response is repeated every day and as a consequence that person is affected both in their self-esteem and also translates into physical exhaustion, then we are talking about the so-called burnout syndrome (burned in English). It is, in fact, a syndrome that can simply be translated as burned-out worker syndrome, which in fact would lead to discovering basically what it consists of.

This syndrome appears as a consequence of chronic work stress and presents with a marked low individual self-esteem that immediately affects the social and family relationships of the person in question.

This syndrome mainly affects employees or professionals who work directly in customer service, what is called in firing line marketing and affects from either doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers, door-to-door salespeople, pollsters, collection officers, and so on.

Below we will detail some symptoms suffered by people who are suffering from burn symptoms. They can be:

  • Crawls to work.
  • Has become irritable with clients.
  • You are disappointed in your achievements at work.
  • You are consuming too much alcohol and food.
  • Your sleeping habits have changed.
  • This with headaches, back or others that before did not suffer.

And what are the health consequences of work stress?

In short, it is true that any type of stress, whatever it is, causes certain symptoms that ultimately translate into negative consequences for our health.

In these cases, and depending on whether the stress is chronic or not (and extends over time), or if it only lasts for a very short time (for example, the usual and normal stress that appears when we face everyday problems such as an exam or an extraordinary job task), its consequences may be greater or lesser.

These symptoms have direct consequences on health that are manifested through diseases such as:

  • Fatigue.
  • Insomnia.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Cardiovascular impairment.
  • Obesity.
  • Weight loss.
  • Migraines.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Allergies, etc.

What are the ways to detect and overcome this syndrome? The first thing to do is find out what the problem is. Once detected you must attack it from the roots.

The second step is to speak with your boss to raise your problem and analyze ways of immediate and effective solution.

The next step is to improve your attitude with your co-workers, leaving aside the cynical side. Spend time outside of the office doing activities, such as hobbies, that fill and satisfy you.

Another important and fundamental point is to seek support from both your friends and family and as part of this improvement plan, look for a professional who will help you get out of this negative path and take you to a positive and revitalizing path.

Installed on this fifth rung, so to speak, you can now evaluate in a more intelligent and reasonable way which are the possible paths to move forward. It is time to evaluate if you need to opt for an alternative, less demanding job that meets the needs of your individual and personal values.

As a last tip, we recommend doing physical activity. This can be from walking, running, or biking. They have to be activities that help you disconnect from work that is a kind of ground wire and help you focus on what you need.

The most important thing then and the way of the solution is to try to get off the path and see a little more on the side of the road what you really need to be and try to be happy.



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