Stress at Work

A recent article, 5 Ways You’re Showing Hidden Signs of Stress by Rose Leadem says that we get so bogged down in work that we let ourselves to become too busy to the point of stress and burnout. Thus, it’s crucial to check our stress level to avoid getting to that point.

Here are five ways your body is trying to tell that you are getting to the point of stress and burnout.

1. Overeating and craving for junk foods.

According to a research, stressed out employees most likely bring their stress at home and manifest it at the dinner table, not only overeating but also craving for junk foods too. The researchers found out that eating is an activity that helps people control and alleviate negative emotions, thus people feel more control through eating than they might at work.

2. Eyelid twitching or “involuntary eyelid spasms”

Eye twitches can be caused by an allergy, an irritation of the eyelid, crying, caffeine, anxiety, stress, according to Dr. Philip Rizzuto, an ophthalmologist and spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.   

3. Dehydration and constant thirst

When a person is under a lot of stress, their adrenal glands pump out stress hormones according Dr. Robert Kominiarek. Adrenal glands, which are responsible for controlling the hormone “aldosterone” that regulates the body’s fluids and electrolytes, can eventually become exhausted and begin to cause fatigue on the body, which make the body thirsty and dehydrated.

4. Coughing and sneezing more than usual

According to scientists, when a person is stressed body releases the hormone “histamine,” which is the primary hormone that causes allergies. Nevertheless, stress does not directly cause allergies, but aggravates the symptoms.  

Conclusion

These are ways that our body is telling us that we need to take a break and relax. Having a well designed office space helps alleviate stress at work. YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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