Stress — of the right kind, at the right time, and in the right amount — can help you achieve objectives, by stimulating your creativity and thought, and providing an energy boost to increase your performance. But if stress is maintained at a high level for too long, the exact opposite occurs.
When you start being adversely affected by your stress, you may try to plug the gaps in the quality of your output by working harder…and becoming even more stressed, which actually leads to a poorer performance over time.
Stress, at an appropriate level and duration, can be a positive influence in the workplace. However, when stressful influences are poorly managed, they can cause us to feel like we are 'treading water'. How can we use workplace pressure to our advantage?MORE
"My pick for the single most effective treatment for managing stress is actually quite a simple one . . . change your thinking style." From Mike Evans, Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health, University of Toronto.MORE
New psychology research has used brain scans, EEG, and measured antibody production, to reveal the biological processes that underlie the positive changes that people experience after practicing mindfulness meditation as part of psychological therapy.MORE
'Burnout', the feeling that you have hit and emotional and motivational brick wall, is common in high pressure settings such as the workplace. What can be done to tackle this feeling and re-invigorate ourselves to meet our full potential and lead happy, productive lives?MORE