“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”
― Heather Schuck
How true is this statement?
Today there are ever increasing demands and pressures placed on employees at work which can challenge their mental health. Consider when you work additional hours in the workplace or when you bring work home, typing away on your lap top in evenings consistently. This has a cumulative effect on your lifestyle which is likely to impact on your psychological well-being.
“It is estimated that nearly three in every ten employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year. However, the recent and dramatic rise in Britain’s working hours would suggest this is likely to increase.” – The Mental Health Foundation.
The Mental Health Foundation also point out the following statistics:
- 13% of the UK working population work 49 hours or more per week.
- Work related stress already costs Britain 10.4 million working days per year.
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A key way to protect your psychological well-being against the potential detrimental effects of work related stress is to ensure you have a healthy work-life balance. If you or your organisation are feeling the impact of stress in the workplace you may find the following resource useful.
The work/life balance profile is designed to help you understand what areas of your life that you are spending helpful amounts of time in and areas that you need to make some changes – click here for details.
Could you or your organisation benefit from specialist support in this area?
Why not get in touch?
David Charlton, Mental Toughness Coach and HCPC Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 7734 697769