Is Taking FMLA the Right Step to Deal with Your Job Stress?

Stress on the job is a part of the workday - dealing with deadlines, multiple tasks, dealing with other people or customers, and balancing time with family/me-time. But there are times when these tasks can take its toll. There are times when too much work, too little time to get them done added with difficult …

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Dealing with Holiday Stress in the Workplace

Today is the last 'normal Friday of the year; with Thanksgiving week beginning, this is the time when our focus tends to go to holiday preparation and less on job tasks. Most people are taking off to see family for Thanksgiving so who picks up the work from them? Next Friday - Black Friday - …

The Downside of a Lack of Sleep

Every day I hear employees who have  struggles of  unhappiness and stress on the job, and their number one complaint is a  lack of sleep; usually, they cannot fall asleep as they describe feeling tired but, as soon as they lie down, their brain comes alive.  These racing thoughts seem to have a life of …

Are You Feeling Stressed Out? 5 Ways to Deal

In my business, I see clients on a daily basis who report they are feeling the effects of stress - either they are overworked at home or in their job.  They are being pulled in a lot of different directions and asked to take on too many tasks, so much that they are having trouble …

Job Strain Can Lead to Heart Attack Risk

A recent study published in the medical journal, The Lancet, found that job strain increases your chance of having a heart attack.  According the study findings,  job strain "is associated with a small, but consistent, risk of experiencing a first heart attack."  Those who have more demanding jobs or those who feel they have little …

Dealing with Workplace Stress

There's not doubt that the workplace today is a stressful one; employers are requiring their workers to perform and produce at higher rates than before.  A recent survey cited in my local paper found that 67 percent of workers reported having a high degree of stress, 24 percent reported medium stress and only 11 percent …