Dealing with stressIt’s important to distinguish between good and bad stress. An acceptable degree of stress can help us to feel motivated and engaged with life. Stress becomes dangerous at the point at which it leaves us feeling overwhelmed and out of control. You may be suffering from stress if you feel constantly tired and agitated or if you find it difficult to concentrate or to control your temper.
The factors that can increase stress include:
- Bullying in the workplace
- Pressure of work
- Redundancy or the threat of redundancy
- Feeling powerless in relationships at work or home
- Moving house