Work Stress. Signs and ways to manage it.

Work Stress. Signs and ways to manage it.

Work stress is the stress experienced by the individual when he feels that his strengths and endurance are insufficient to cope with the demands of his work environment.

Professions with a high rate of work stress for those who practice them are mainly professions such as health professionals (doctors, nurses), social workers, teachers, police officers, etc.

The signs/symptoms of work stress are:



  •  Feeling exhausted/weak
  • Headaches
  • Palpitations
  •  Profuse sweating
  • Fainting episodes
  • High blood pressure


  • Bad mood
  • Desperation
  • Frustration
  • Irritability with others
  • Depression


  • Inability to concentrate
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Weak memory
  • Confusion



  • Explosions of anger
  • Sleep and eating disorders
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking
  • Absences from work
  • Reduced productivity

If work stress is left untreated for an extended period, it can lead to burnout, resulting in physical and emotional exhaustion. To cope with work stress, individuals can take the following steps:

  • It identifies the causes of stress and implements stress management techniques, such as muscle relaxation, meditation, and breathing control.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Mindfulness practice, focusing on the present moment.
  • Replacing self-defeating and self-limiting beliefs with more constructive and realistic thoughts.
  • Evaluating personal values and goals.
  • Improving time management and prioritization.
  • Managing emotions.
  • Enhancing communication skills by learning to say “no.”

If an individual finds it challenging to implement these steps, it is advisable to seek assistance from a mental health specialist.

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