In This Chapter
Dealing with unreasonable demands
Regaining a sense of control
Managing redundancy hanging over your head
Reducing your stress levels with mindful exercises
H owever good you are at your job or happy you are in your work, at some time or other you’ll feel under pressure. This chapter looks at some of the most commonly experienced pressures and some ways that mindfulness can help you deal with them.
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified six factors that can lead to work-related stress if they’re not managed properly: Demands, control, support, relationships, role and change. This chapter starts by exploring these six factors before moving on to some more general pressures you may encounter at some time or another.
In the current economic climate, many organisations are looking at ways to cut costs. Making people redundant is often an obvious solution. Unfortunately for those left behind, fewer staff means greater workloads and increased responsibilities. ...