About 20% of workers today have an anxiety or depression issue. This rate increases for Millennials and Gen X workers to about 30%.
Who knew working today would bring on such sadness and extreme medical issues.
If you choose to stay where you are at work, learn to handle this dilemma in a smart way.
I’m not talking about prescription drugs, 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.
You may have heard this phrase, ‘Daddy’s coming home. Be quiet. He works hard.’
That statement made kids more anxious than Dad!
One way to lessen anxiety and depression (unless 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. Even driving home can be considered alone or meditative time.
Avoid hanging out daily at bars and drinking as it can only increase depressive thoughts. Save bar hopping to once a month or so, not every day or week.
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, just move.
Yet another tool is to shut off all electronic devices from the time you get home until work the next day. I know, you are hooked on your devices, yet these same devices add to your anxiety and depression.
That my dears, is for another conversation. It’s a long one.
And sleep! If you can sleep up to eight hours a night, you have found a natural way to diminish anxiety and depression issues.
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