Job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults, according to The American Institute of Stress http://www.stress.org/workplace-stress/.
The main causes of workplace stress cited are:
46% – workload, 28% – people issues, 20% – juggling work and personal lives, 6% – lack of job security.
We all respond to and cope with stress differently. However, it is reasonable to assume that these statistics are similar in South Africa. In addition, stress levels in South Africa may be exacerbated by other factors, such as matters associated with political uncertainty, crime and corruption.
Uncontrolled stress can shrink your performance and contribute to many health problems, such as:
High blood pressure, headaches, back and neck pain, fatigue, sleep problems, obesity, reduced sex drive, anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol abuse, smoking, social withdrawal, exercising less often and other problems.
Some Do’s and Dont’s to Manage Your Stress
- Healthy balanced eating
- Regular physical activity
- Deep breathing
- Good sleeping habits
- Excessive caffeine and alcohol intake
- Recreational drugs
One more valuable “do”……………
Reflexology and Craniosacral therapy are excellent for reducing stress and anxiety, because:
- They treat the whole person and are aimed at normalizing all the body’s functions:
- They treat the ‘whole’ person: body as well as emotions, such as anxiety, fear and anger..
- They are both preventive and corrective.
- They boost energy and vitality.
We are dedicated to offering an experience that is inspirational, cohesive and consistent, always attentive to your individual health needs and concerns, passionate about improving your’ energy, vitality, health and wellbeing, so that you feel good.