Work Related Stress

All jobs have some degree of stress or pressure. There are however, a number of jobs that are known to carry high levels of pressure. They tend to be those that carry high levels of responsibility. They all tend to have conditions that include one or more of the following:

  • Difficult commute
  • Large amount of travel
  • High risk of losing one’s own life
  • Working in the public eye
  • Competition within the chosen industry
  • Physically demanding
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • A difficult or hazardous working environment
  • High responsibility for another persons life
  • Meeting lots of people

These are a few that come to mind. The experience of pressure tends to build over time until coping mechanisms become ineffective, which can lead to exhaustion or burn out.

Signs of Burnout

  • Constant tiredness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Poor job performance
  • Breakdown in work and personal relationships
  • Physical illness
  • Unsettling emotional ups and downs
  • Lack of care for self or others
  • Increase in mistakes made
  • Unable to cope with minor problems

An important step to reducing the impact of pressure in these types of jobs is initially acknowledging that you may be under a lot pressure and it is necessary to combat that pressure with ways of dealing with it. Mindeeze offers the following to help with this process: