Certain jobs put an extra burden on the mental health of people who do them because they frequently involve dealing with traumatic situations. Not everyone who does potentially traumatic jobs experiences negative mental health effects, though. So why are some
Some amount of stress is often a part of work, but too much stress can start to interfere with people’s ability to get their work done. An important question is under what conditions stress begins to derail people’s work lives.
What’s the key to coping with workplace stress? A good therapist? Meditation? Supportive friends? Getting a new job? Well, according to one theory, chocolate and essential oils can’t hurt. That’s the idea behind Code Lavender, a project that aims to
Last week I wrote about why you should consider leaving your work at work. This week brings us a study about times when you might want to think about leaving your work, period. In a systematic meta-review of previous studies
A group of researchers from Trinity University and University of Kentucky have carried out an extensive inquiry into workplace bullying at Dunder Mifflin, the fictional Scranton-based paper company featured in the U.S. mockumentary TV show The Office. And the results,
It’s Monday. Of course it’s Monday. In a study published this month in Anxiety, Stress & Coping, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia looked at how workplace incivility fluctuates over the course of the workweek. Participants of both genders reported
A few months ago, I saw the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer. As you can tell from the name, it’s not a film that has a lot of good things to say about stress. It goes into the very
Burnout doesn’t just mean being tired, or stressed out, after a long day or before a big deadline – occasional stress is a normal part of a busy and healthy life. Burnout syndrome is a psychological term that refers to