The happy factor. It’s the cornerstone of much self-help literature – a little happiness. To be happy doesn’t seem to be asking too much, but does it mean different things to different people and do we require some level of unhappiness in order to appreciate the difference?
Symptoms of work-related stress tend to vary because we all react to stress in different ways. However, the most common psychological symptoms include inability to concentrate, loss of motivation, and a lack of confidence and commitment to work. But there are all sorts of causes as this post illuminates.
Coping with mild depression is something within our self-help gift, but what you choose is important. Mild depression is diagnosed on the basis of the person experiencing at least one of these two symptoms: 1. Persistent sadness or low mood. 2. Marked reduction or pleasure in activities previously found enjoyable – and no more than five additional symptoms that may last for a few weeks.
Lifestyle stressors. This is all about where you live and how you live, because both can greatly influence your ability to manage stress. Your body will tell you when stress is building up and you push these aside at your peril. I’ve identified 10 lifestyle stressors that need to be monitored, and where necessary changed, in order to give your body and mind the upper hand.