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.

Anticipate deadlines

My life is one big deadline. If it is not patients wanting the impossible done yesterday, then editors seem intent on filling up my writing diary as quickly as I can empty it. My bank manager is happy, but whether this is good for me …

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Tackle workplace bullies

A highly efficient company secretary came to me with a minor problem. Sensing there was something else on her mind, I asked her what it was. She broke down, and admitted, for the first time, that she was being bullied at work. Having been bullied …

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Learn to ‘be’, not ‘have’

I am very rarely lost for words. In fact, most people say that is the last thing that would happen to me. I also view myself as unshockable being privileged enough in my job to see people as they really are ensures that – but …

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