For Many people work gives them a sense of identity, purpose, meaning and achievement. It is therefore important that work and the workplace is experienced as satisfying and fulfilling.
But what can you do when you start to experience stress, performance anxiety, burn-out, overload, frustration, irritation, intolerance with self and/or with others.
How can you cope when relationships with people are no longer satisfying, you feel your career is in tatters, you lack a balance between work and personal life, you are feeling intimidated, lack confidence and self esteem and resort to avoiding situations, such as approaching your boss or a difficult colleague.
Physically you may suffer from
- body aches and pains
- muscles seizing up
- not sleeping or eating well
Emotionally you may be feeling
- no longer in control
- your confidence and self esteem diminishes
- you don’t like yourself and all you have are negative thoughts
- you may feel powerless to effect change either at work or within yourself
- you may become immobilised and do nothing
- You may have become a workaholic as a way to avoid relationships
If left untreated, or in extreme circumstances you can experience a range of endocrine and immune system problems as well as
- digestive problems
- high blood pressure
- not wanting to go to work
- having difficulty getting out of bed
- not wanting to get involved in your life
- abusing alcohol and /or drugs
You are not alone!
You may have friends, family, colleagues asking "R U OK?"
They’re noticing things aren’t right. If this happens to you, you don’t have to cope on your own. Speak to someone…
Contact Kim Hopson on 0448 880 440 or via email for counselling to help you in your work environment.