"What would you be if you had to do it all over again?"
Do you have a high stress occupation? How many times does a person say, "If I had to do it all over again, I would be a ___________.?" One can estimate that the average person works 40-50 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. That is the equivalent to 75% of our waking hours spent working. If your work is causing you stress, you can see how this can have an effect on not only the work aspect of your life, but other areas as well.
Occupational Stress is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. It effects every aspect of a person's life, both on the job and off. Some sources of stress are job related and some are specific to career development. Also, there is an abundance of stress related to loss of a job or even promotions and increases in salary. Feeling that you cannot solve a work related problem without your emotions becoming involved. And can lead to:
- Missing days at work
- Increasingly getting sick
- Increased use of drugs or alcohol
- Feeling there are other coworkers more qualified
- Not wanting to go to work in the morning
- Lack of motivation
If you experience any of the above, it probably means you are suffering from occupational stress. You need not battle the problem alone. BriefCounseling is there to help...
Our approach consists of brief, supportive counseling to help you attain a satisfactory balance in your life and alleviate occupational stress. This approach combined with your desire to make a change in your life is what makes our psychologists so successful.
BriefCounseling is committed to providing you with the most comprehensive counseling. You will learn:
- To confront difficult situations at the work place.
- To feel confident and secure in your decisions.
- To target what areas of work are causing you stress and to face them head on with productive solutions.
- To define boundaries for yourself between home and work.
- To identify the feelings associated with occupational stress and turn them into a constructive force in your occupation.
- To be appropriately assertive
- To improve relationships with coworkers
You will find that overcoming occupational stress has a ripple effect into every area of your life. For example, improved relationships, increase in sexual drive, feeling positive about yourself, better health and blood pressure are all changes some of our patients have reported.
Remember, the majority of your waking hours is spent working, thus the importance of a feeling good about what you do has a tremendous impact on most all other areas of your life.
Oh, by the way, my answer to the opening question is, "I would do just what I'm doing now."