Job related stress
One of the leading causes of stress is linked to ones job, there cannot be any doubt about that. It`s a sad fact that majority of people are not happy with their job. They see it as a means to an end, a method of paying the bills. Period! This may provide you with a great lifestyle, but there are plenty of disadvantages to working at a job you hate.
The rates of depression and suicide among middle aged men is growing, and this can be directly related to their jobs. Many men are the sole income earners for their family. They work hard for years and years to provide for their children, to put food on the table and shelter over their heads.
Unfortunately, most of these men are working at a job they dislike. They have become bored with doing the same thing over and over again. They may be sick and tired of long commutes and ever increasing traffic every day.
The problem with many men is that they do not show their true feelings or acknowledge that they are stressed out. Instead, they just keep on going and going until they become physically and mentally worn out.
They suffer in silence, and many do commit suicide as they have just had enough of living the same life day in and day out. This is something that you definitely don`t want to have happened in your family.
The first signs that job stress are becoming too difficult to handle include suffering from headaches, muscle and body pain, nausea and not being able to sleep. It is important to learn how to deal with these symptoms before they get out of control.
If your stress is work related look for ways that you can deal with it. Is it possible to work from home one or two days a week? Are you at the point where you could retire early or take an extended leave of absence?
If the commute is too much, is it possible to find a position closer to home? Does your company have other locations that you could transfer to? Sometimes a move along with new scenery is all that is needed to relieve the boredom and stress of your job.
Other alternatives include talking to your boss to see if there is another opening in the company that would suit your skills. As with any stressful situation asking for help is a good way to find solutions.