Stress and the City
Getting an amazing job in the City that promises career success and an affluent lifestyle is an alluring prospect for most. The excitement, however, fades when the realisation of heading toward a psychological meltdown hits. Long hours, stress, anxiety of meeting deadlines and managing an uncooperative team coupled with physical exhaustion becomes the reality. ‘I don’t know if I can do this anymore’ may be a recurring feeling. Balancing work and home life can also become difficult when work responsibilities seem to overtake one’s life. Don’t throw in the towel and walk away from a dream job just yet though. If stress and anxiety are managed well, and confidence in managerial abilities along with a healthy dose of self-respect attained, then working in the City can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
In order to bring work related stress under control the sources of stress must be identified. It can be done by pondering on a series of questions and noting the answers. The first one, of course, has to be ‘What and who is causing me the most stress at work?’, followed by ‘What makes me stressed about it?’. For example, deadlines might be named as causes of stress; however, the real cause is fear. Fear of not doing a good enough job, or being judged, or maybe even dismissed. If there is a particular person that is the cause of stress, then you need to uncover what traits or behaviours trigger the negative response and the reasons why. Observation and evaluation always come first and solution follows. The best way to quieten a busy mind is to have an internal dialogue that is realistic, logical, kind, encouraging and compassionate. The question ‘What is the worst that can happen?’ is often helpful, as there’s a realisation that worst might not be as bad as thought (and even if it is bad it can be survived!).
Taking control of thoughts, beliefs, habits and expectations is a must in order to to become, not only successful, but also happy while working in the City.
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About Katalin Swann
There are times in our lives when we go through turbulent times, feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, fearful and unsure as to how to break free from these emotional restraints that are holding us back from experiencing a more fulfilling life. Circumstances of course shape our reality but often it is us, the way we think and feel about ourselves and our circumstances that stand in the way of c… Read more
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