stress

A 5-post collection


The end of the holidays and the entry into the routine is a factor that causes stress, anxiety and a sense of fatigue for many people, bringing with it all the agitation associated with discipline with schedules, workload, and routines with children. Restarting the routine may lead to stress, and a strong sense of fatigue can be felt initially because your body is getting used to another rhythm again. Katherine Nordal, Ph.D., executive director of professional practice at the American Psychological Association (APA) defines holidays blues as "Our body slowed down during the holidays and the body develops a...

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“Csikszentmihalyi says that when challenges exceed our skills, we feel anxiety; when our skills exceed challenges, we feel boredom.” And Hans Selye, one of the founding fathers of stress management research, said: "Stress is not necessarily something bad – it all depends on how you take it. The stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental." When a person’s physiological response to an external stimulus that triggers the "fight-or-flight" reaction, is called stress. " Fight-or-flight " is a term used to describe when our organism experiences a shock or perceives a threat, and...

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The “back-to-work blues” don’t qualify as a formal syndrome but are a commonplace with workplace stress a significant source of anxiety and depression in the lives of all. “A senior lecturer at Macquarie University, Barbara Griffin, said research indicated the blues were linked to sadness that pleasurable activities were over, and changes in food, alcohol and sleeping patterns during holidays.” “In the short-term, the effect of holidays does tend to wear off after three weeks to a month,” she said. “The fade-out effects are quicker if we face a lot of work when we get back”. If you happen...

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Libby Kane wrote in Business Insider a curious article on how 2 seemingly obvious questions can get you the most productive work days: 1- What is most important right now? and What do you feel like doing? Here is how answering these questions can improve your productivity: on the first question, this is dictated by your project managing and task managing system. First, she recommends to list the most important tasks and then introduce a secondary parameter for evaluation of the priority such as Deadlines, people waiting, and when will you see the return on your effort. We would suggest...

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This will be the place for us to share our journey around the problem of people well being during work periods and, ultimately, to happiness. We will share information about Performetric project, but also about fatigue, stress, productivity and workforce. If you want to see more topics please contact. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you enjoy, Performetric Team...

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