Are you excited when Monday mornings roll around? For many not so much, because Monday mornings mean going back to work. The stress of returning to work can literally seem like enough to dread the thought of Monday mornings. In several studies throughout the years, scientist have found a pattern of heart attacks during the week. They occur the lowest rates on the weekends and reach an all-time peak on Monday mornings. This speaks volumes, and there must be some significance to these studies.
My years as an emergency nurse has allowed me to see first hand how busy the ER would be on a Monday morning. With people presenting to the ER with heart attack symptoms, asthma attacks, panic attacks, high blood pressure and stroke-like symptoms.
This is not a coincidence, but studies show that most people stress is contributed to work. I too have been under extreme stress from working a job that was not a good fit for me. I would start to tense up on Sunday night because I knew all the stress I had to face on Monday morning. This not only increase my stress level, but it causes me to end up in the hospital for 3 days with stroke symptoms.
This is when I made a conscious decision that I had to walk away from that job. There are so many of you as well that know it’s time to let that job go but of course, you have bills. I want to share with 5 tips you can apply immediately to help you relieve stress at work.
Learn to Walk Away
This is one of the simplest things you can do. Take the time to walk away from your desk, computer or