Stress is the bane of modern civilization. Today, stress is no longer just a ‘fight or flight’ response to danger. It continues to unfold even long after the danger has passed. One of the most common stressors is job-related. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you they have the most stressful job in the world. But in reality, not all jobs are stressful.
Computers, smartphones, and modern apps have made us smarter and more productive at the workplace. But rather than having a more balanced home-work life, we find ourselves spending more and more of our personal time working. The threat of downsizing, budget cuts, layoffs, and outsourcing means that we have too much to do, too little time to do it in, and not enough people or resources to get things done on time. The increased work load leads to nothing but stress at work and burnout.