Work

Stress at work not only harms individuals but also affects society as a whole. A recent study revealed that more than 500,000 people in the UK believe that stress at work is putting them at risk of physical illness. In the UK as a whole, an estimated 12.8 million working days are lost each year due to stress.

6 ways to stop working too hard

Working hard can bring great satisfaction and rewards, and a little pressure can make us perform better. But, asks Hilly Janes, when does working hard turn into working too hard?

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13 ways to take the stress out of commuting

Most people see commuting as a necessary evil. Hilly Janes explains how you can turn your daily commute from a chore to something to look forward to.

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11 ways to deal with the boss from hell

The archetypal boss from hell can make you feel stressed and helpless. Follow these simple tips to take back control and make your workplace your own.

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Stressed rich outlive stressed poor: study

Those who are stressed but affluent are likely to live longer than those who suffer similar stress levels but are also poor, reveals a new study.

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Workplace stress blamed for rise in migraines

Work-related stress can cause a wide variety of physical and emotional problems. A new survey finds doctors increasingly worried about the link between workplace stress and migraines.

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Become a team player: dealing with workplace stress

Many of us have to tread a fine path when dealing with work colleagues. Ideally, we would all work at the same pace and with the same intensity. At the end of each day everyone would go home happy feeling that there were no weak …

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Make ‘firebreaks’ of clear time in your working day

I meet many people who are frantically busy. They wear their diaries as badges of honour, proud to be indispensable and wanted by everyone. Every now and then they will say to me,’ You have no idea how busy I am,’ and then look puzzled …

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50 ways to get better organised

Learning how to be organised is crucial if we are to live a less-stressed life. Lisa Freedman presents her 50 top tips for how to get organised.

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Presenteeism: when work-life balance goes out the window

From absenteeism to presenteeism Once, bosses fretted about absenteeism and the problem of staff not turning up for work. Now they are starting to worry about “presenteeism”, the long-hours culture and staff who simply won’t go home. Among the new words hauled in from current …

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Why every company should have an office dog

An office dog is one of the best ways of beating stress at work, advises a top stress expert. Reduced stress, lower blood pressure and the release of human feel-good hormones are just some of the reasons why every company should have an office dog.

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