Depression results in more days of disability than chronic health conditions such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes – National Committee for Quality Assurance

About 30% of workers today have an anxiety or depression issue. This rate increases for Millennials and Gen X workers to almost 40%.

Who knew working today would bring on such sadness and so many medical issues?

If you choose to stay where you are at work, learn to handle this dilemma in a smart way.

If prescription drugs are required, that’s your call. I am talking about handling yourself more mindfully on a day-to-day basis.

You need tools to get thru everything in our present world; in the past, workers had similar issues, just without the labels of anxiety and depression. Suicide was the solution back then with alcoholism being on the list as well.

One way to lessen anxiety and depression (even if clinically diagnosed) would be to leave your office at the end of the day, spend some alone time to regroup, then go home to your family. Driving home can be considered alone or meditative time if handled calmly.

Or sing while driving! A great relaxer.

Another way would be to exercise either before or after work. Movement releases anxiety to a great degree. You can walk, ride a bike, run, go to the gym, dance in the evening, just move.

Shut off all electronic devices from the time you get home until work the next day. Have your family participate in this as well. I know, everyone is hooked on their devices, yet these same devices add to your anxiety and depression.

And sleep! If you can sleep up to eight hours a night, you have found a way to diminish anxiety and depression issues.

Read ‘5 Steps to Achieve Work/Life Balance’ here:


Joanne Victoria