work stress


Thriveworks research suggests post-traumatic job stress affects more than 40% of Americans

Gaining work experience is often viewed as a positive process, something we grow and learn from. But what about negative experiences in our work history?  Could toxic work environments and professional relationships leave us with “post-traumatic job stress?”  To find out, Thriveworks recently conducted a research study into how many…

Holiday stress: A compassionate guide for understanding and managing it

As the holiday season approaches, many of us feel happy, excited, cheerful, and… stressed. Despite the picture-perfect photos on Instagram (highlight reels) and cheery (more like cheesy) Christmas cards, holidays are stressful. Between traveling, cooking lavish meals, and making small talk with distant relatives, you’re bound to feel overwhelmed. That’s…

From working “hard” to working joyfully: Reddit’s antiwork movement shows why this is the year to re-think your relationship with work

One of Reddit’s most popular forums, the subreddit r/antiwork, has exploded in terms of popularity in the past 12 months. Having ballooned from a little over 100,000 “anti-workers” to nearly 2 million at present, this swelling subreddit has turned into a sounding board for Americans across the country to vent…

Avoiding toxic positivity in the workplace: Why faking happiness is bad for company culture

As the belief that one should remain positive even in the worst of situations, toxic positivity has secretly pervaded most people’s attitudes at work—revealing a lot about the lengths to which we’ll go to avoid addressing negative emotional states. The rise and recent fall of toxic positivity in the workplace…

How to combat Zoom fatigue symptoms: Learn to improve your body language and nonverbal communication skills  

Platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, and even FaceTime have streamlined our ability to communicate both personally and professionally. However, the best virtual meetings always seem to be short, sweet, and efficient. In these dream scenarios, everyone wins: There are no awkward pauses, people talking over one another or trying to…

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