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where machinery or equipment has been damaged because of workplace rage and 2% admitted that they had actually personally struck someone; o 19% or almost one in five respondents had quit a previous position because of job stress and nearly one in four have been driven to tears because of workplace stress;
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o 62% routinely find that they end the day with work-related neck pain, 44% reported stressed-out eyes, 38% complained of hurting hands and 34% reported difficulty in sleeping because they were too stressed-out; o 12% had called in sick because of job stress; o Over half said they often spend 12-hour days on work related duties and an equal number frequently skip lunch because of the stress of job demands. Violence has become an increasing and serious problem, Americans are working longer and harder, absenteeism due to job stress has escalated, stress due to job insecurity has skyrocketed When stressed: Blood pressure rises, Breathing becomes more rapid, Digestive system slows down, Heart rate (pulse) rises, Immune system goes down, Muscles become tense, We do not sleep (heightened state of alertness) Reasons we respond differently: o 1. We do not all interpret each situation in the same way. o 2. Because of this, we do not all call on the same resources for each situation o 3. We do not all have the same resources and skills. Effect on your body A tendency to sweat Back pain Chest pain Cramps or muscle spasms Erectile dysfunction Fainting spells Headache Heart disease Hypertension ( high blood pressure ) Loss of libido Lower immunity against diseases Muscular aches Nail biting Nervous twitches Pins and needles Sleeping difficulties Stomach upset Effect on your thoughts and feelings Anger Anxiety Burnout Depression
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Feeling of insecurity Forgetfulness Irritability Problem concentrating Restlessness Sadness Fatigue Effect on your behavior Eating too much Eating too little Food cravings Sudden angry outbursts Drug abuse Alcohol abuse Higher tobacco consumption Social withdrawal Frequent crying Relationship problems The most common causes of stress are: Bereavement Family problems Financial matters Illness Job issues Lack of time Moving home Relationships (including divorce) The following are also causes of stress Abortion Becoming a mother or a father Conflicts in the workplace Driving in bad traffic Fear of crime Losing your job Miscarriage Noisy neighbors Overcrowding Pollution Pregnancy
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Retirement Too much noise Uncertainty (awaiting laboratory test results, academic exam results, job interview results, etc) Self help for treating stress Exercise - exercise has been proven to have a beneficial effect on a person's mental and physical state. For many people exercise is an extremely effective stress buster.
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