Work-related Stress: Navigating the Labyrinth of Modern Workplace Pressures

Cyberlogic recognizes the importance of employee’s mental and physical well-being and is taking a proactive approach to addressing work-related stress.

Starting the new year off strong, οn the 9th of January, Cyberlogic hosted a seminar in collaboration with the non-profit child welfare organisation The Smile of the Child, led by psychotherapist Fotini Papadatou, a well acknowledged psychologist of the organisation, who provided insights into the causes, symptoms, and effective management strategies for work-related stress.

Work-related stress, a prevalent issue in the modern workplace, can manifest in various ways, impacting both the physical and mental well-being. By understanding the symptoms, identifying coping mechanisms, and seeking support, individuals can effectively manage work-related stress and thrive in their professional endeavours.

While it’s impossible to completely eliminate stress, we can equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to navigate its challenges a bit more effectively. The signs of work-related stress are often subtle yet unmistakable. Persistent fatigue, even after adequate rest, can be a telltale sign. Chronic headaches or migraines may signal an underlying stress response. Muscle tension, particularly in the neck and shoulders, can be a physical sign of the pressure we carry. Sleep disturbances, difficulty in concentrating, irritability, and anxiety are other common symptoms that should not be ignored.

The good news is that we are not powerless against work-related stress. By identifying the stressors that trigger our stress response, we can begin developing effective coping mechanisms. Prioritising and managing our workload, setting realistic expectations, taking regular breaks, engaging in physical activity, practising relaxation techniques like breathing exercises and seeking support from colleagues, family, or a therapist are all very valuable strategies in our arsenal against work-related stress.

By taking charge of our stress management, we improve our well-being but also enhance our productivity and achieve greater success in our professional endeavours! This seminar helped us gain some valuable insights and perspective yet still, we have much more to learn about mental health, so we are looking forward to even more initiatives like this in the future.


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