1. Surviving a round of layoffs
Researchers found that employees who held on to their jobs after their companies had to downsize were more likely to experience anxiety and insomnia. The combination of uncertainty and more work can increase stress – Mika Kivimaki, PhD, a Professor at University College London.
2. Spouse/partner also clocking long hours
A study in the journal Human Relations found that wives of husbands who spent more time at work experienced more bad moods and greater stress levels. Divvy up tasks differently during tight deadlines – author Jim Jawahar, PhD.
3. Coughing your way through the day
Many women go to work when they’re sick because they don’t want to get behind – Lynne Tan, M.D., a psychiatrist at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.
People who are sick or not well, will not be efficient and that can make them fell even more overwhelmed. High stress levels will flood the body with hormones that further weaken the immune systems.
4. You’re on vacation
Not winding down before taking off can actually make you feel worse once you’re away – Marcf Schoen, PhD, an Assistant Professor at University of California School of Medicine at UCLA. This will cause an extreme drop in levels of hormones such as cortisol and norepinephrine which leaves you vulnerable to bouts of depression an anxiety.
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Shape Your Life
Shape, November 2007