Is Your Job Making You Sick? How Stress Affects You.

April 9, 2017

 

 

A 2001 survey conducted on Attitudes in the American Workplace VII found the vast majority of American workers say they are stressed, more than a third say that their job is harming their physical or emotional well-being, 42% say job pressures are interfering with their family or personal lives, and half report more demanding workloads than they had a year ago.

 

Working is a necessity to have resources available for food, clothing and shelter.  Our work environment can affect our mood, motivation and outlook on life.  If you are working in a fulfilling and rewarding job, you are likely a happier and healthier person.  If you work in an environment that is demotivating and find you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed to get to work, likely you are moodier, less tolerant, lack energy and are more prone to illness.

 

According to Health.com in their article 10 Careers with High Rates of Depression, following are some stressful professions that made the list:

 

  • Health Care Worker

  • Social Worker

  • Nursing Home/Child Care Workers

  • Financial Consultant/Accountant

  • Food Service Staff

  • Administrative Support Staff

  • Teachers

  • Artists, Entertainers, Writers

  • Maintenance and Grounds Workers

  • Salespeople
     

Having a system in place for you to recharge yourself is essential. Even if you are not able to change your work environment, you can make the decision now to do everything it takes to be healthy, fit and happy.

 

  • Get up in the morning and do some kind of exercise or movement.  I feel much better when I just take 15 minutes in the morning to stretch.

  • Learn what food nourishes you and gives you energy (food that is good for one person could be poison for another).

  • Take time to laugh and smile. The positive energy you put out will come back to you…guaranteed.

  • Spend time with people who uplift you and bring you joy.

  • Learn to forgive and live without resentment.  Live in the present, not the past.

  • Be kind and give of yourself to others.

  • Take time for prayer or meditation.

  • Practice gratefulness every day.

 

If you do all these things, you will be healthier and happy.

 

I want to help you create and maintain healthy habits to be more vibrant and energetic in your life.  On average, it takes 66 days for a new behavior to become a habit.  Health Psychology Researcher Phillippa Lally and others at University College London discovered this with a study conducted and published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.

 

I offer individual and personalized holistic health coaching to help you live a vibrant, energetic, happy and fulfilled life.

 

If you are ready to give yourself the gift of health, join me for a one-hour discovery session to discuss your unique situation and determine how I can help you reach your personal goals.  I am here to create a supportive environment while we explore what really works for you. The skills I use from my training are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health. 

 

Contact me at 312-835 -5811 or info@BFitBHealthy4Life.com.  I work with clients in-person, via Skype or phone. 

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