Everywhere I look nowadays I see something about stress and reducing stress. When my doctor inquired about my stress level, he seems shocked when I said "Zero". I guess most of his patients feel stress. I just don't. I have a friend who was nice enough to point out all the things that I should be stressed about, "kids, work, money". Thanks for that buddy, but nope, still not feeling stressed.
Can stress ever FEEL like a positive?
Stress impacts the body negatively, but are there times when it can be perceived as a positive?
Can we trick our minds?
So you’re a Type A Professional? Of course!
- You live for your job and you love the adrenaline rush that you get from being busy.
- You feel more productive the more work you have.
- You experience another level of mental clarity that comes from the hundred and one things you put on your plate.
Feel amazing, right? I hear you!
In a Utopian workplace environment, every employee would arrive with a smile on their face, diligently work on projects about which they are passionate, interact with and assist their colleagues, have a great relationship with their boss, and when the going gets tough they would roll up their sleeves and pitch in without a second thought.
In recent times, more and more attention is given to the importance of mental health in the workplace. We now know what is at stake when we don’t create safe, sound working environments. In Australia, mental health compensation claims annually cost $145.9 million and the resulting absenteeism costs a further $4.7 billion.