Stressed Out? Put Your Stress into Words

Employees experiencing job uncertainties, unchanging pay rates, and too much work are burning out because of prolonged stress. Stress at home is responsible for forty-six percent of absences from work. One way to get a break from stress is to put stress into words. Many companies are setting up a program called Organizational Storytelling with the goal of making companies more aware of what’s happening within their walls. Stories about overcoming obstacles create positive emotions and strong social connections while helping workers to de-stress. Journaling also helps people de-stress by providing a safe emotional outlet and helping them put things into perspective. Using words to manage long-term stress helps workers succeed and thrive.

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