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Stress: When it's Time to Make A Change

Updated on December 9, 2016

I took a job that wasn't in itself hard, but extremely micromanaged. I figured it would be a stop and go, planning on only staying until I found something better. Well, I stayed for over a year. I guess sometimes we get caught up, as long as the bills are paid, baby has health insurance, etc. I never looked for anything else, even though I dreaded going to work every day. I figured I should be able to handle it. Recently my company under went budget cuts, and my hours were reduced significantly. Though worried, I was finally motivated to find something new. In doing so, it was like a cloud had been lifted. My fatigue and poor appetite just fell away. I wake up energized and ready to start the day. I never realized "just dealing with it" was really bringing me down. I know I can't be the only person to feel stuck in a dead in job, but I've done some research on the impact stress has on us, and hopefully I can motivate you to stop dealing with a toxic situation.

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According to mayoclinic.com the following are "common effects of stress..."

On your body

  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems

On your mood

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression

On your behavior

  • Overeating or undereating
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Social withdrawal

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