CAREER-RELATED STRESS

Counseling Services in Omaha, NE

Are you one of the many Americans experiencing career-related stress?

If so, you are not alone.  According to the American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence, 65% of U.S. employees feel stressed by their jobs, with over one-third experiencing chronic work stress. This is of particular concern, as chronic stress has been linked to increases in employee suicide and workplace violence.

Career-Related Stress

Maintaining a healthy balance between your work life and home life can be challenging. Gone are the days when you could come home from the office and unplug for the rest of the evening.

In today’s busy world, the boundaries between one’s professional and personal life are constantly blurring.  Pressures to stay connected 24/7 through email, voicemail, and text can lead to excessive stress and continuous work-life imbalance.

Career-Related Stress occurs when the demands of one’s job exceeds one’s coping resources.

If you have noticed a recent uptick in the amount of stress you have been experiencing, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

  • How many hours a week do I work?
  • What time at night do I stop checking work email and voicemail?
  • Do I have a habit of working at home after dinner, or after the kids are in bed?
  • How many hours a week do I spend engaging in activities that I really enjoy?
  • How often do I bring work home?
  • Does my partner complain about how much time I spend working?
  • How often have I canceled family plans or social plans due to work obligations?
  • Have my sleep patterns changed (including work-related dreams and teeth grinding)?
  • Has my caffeine and/or alcohol intake increased?

Career-related stress can contribute to a range of symptoms:

  • Recurring feelings of overwhelm
  • Anxiety or panic symptoms
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Loss of satisfaction with one’s career, life, or relationships.
  • Depression
  • Burn-Out
  • Physical symptoms: high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation, and more

Are You Ready to Gain Control Over Your Life Again?

How can I achieve a better work-life balance?

At Counseling Connections & Associates, we have successfully assisted our clients in managing their career-related stress. After an initial assessment of your current and previous symptoms, functioning, and situation, we will help you tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. This may include focused psychotherapy, medication management, skills coaching, or some combination, depending upon your goals for treatment.

Our providers can assist by helping you:

  • Set limits and boundaries with others
  • Ask for help when it’s needed
  • Schedule social and personal time
  • Reconsider/reset life and career goals
  • Incorporate your partner’s perspective in setting of goals and boundaries
  • Figure out what really matters to you and what is missing in your life

Our clinicians can offer you:

  • Cognitive-behavioral techniques
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Assertiveness training
  • Executive functioning skills coaching

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