Signs Of Work Stress | Unhealthy Work-Life Balance?

Maintaining a balance between our work and personal life is increasingly challenging in the fast-paced rhythms of today’s world.

People spend more and more hours working, often feeling unhappy and unsatisfied, and suffering poor mental health and poor relationships.

Signs Of Work Related Stress

When you feel fulfilled in your career, your work can provide happiness and boost your self-esteem. However, when work makes you feel excessively stressed and unhappy, stress can consume you and take over your life. You might feel burned out and unmotivated to complete tasks that you would normally enjoy doing. When work related stress becomes prolonged, it may result in physical and mental illnesses, or it might worsen already existing problems. Here are some examples of signs of work stress:

  • Low self esteem
  • Reduced concentration and productivity levels
  • Feeling depressed, or mood changes
  • Irritability or short-tempered
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Physical signs, such as headaches and stomach aches.

What Are The Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Work-Life Balance?

If you feel that your work and life are out of balance, your physical and mental health is likely to suffer, and you may well experience problems in your personal relationships.

Some of the symptoms of an unhealthy work-life balance include:

  • Have you Increased the amount of time you are working and you are often bringing your work at home?
  • Have you been excessively worrying or thinking about work out of your work hours?
  • Are you arguing with your family and friends about the time you spent working?
  • Do you experience difficulties sleeping, or dreaming about your workload?
  • Have you been experiencing high levels of stress accompanied by physical symptoms, such as digestive issues and headaches?
  • Have you increased your caffeine or alcohol intake as a result of feeling burnout?

At EmotionMatters we have multidisciplinary team who can offer interventions to rebalance your life and help you manage work related stress.

Psychotherapists – talking therapy to help you learn how to set limits and boundaries, and to review and reset your life and career goals.

Nutritional Therapy – diet, lifestyle and health interventions to balance your body chemistry