Dealing with a difficult person, having an unexpected confrontation or working every day with a bully is going to take it’s toll on you physically. Your stress levels will soar, and it is important to manage your stress so you can manage your situation.
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute:
76% of people being bullied suffer from severe anxiety
71% have their sleep disrupted
71% suffer from lack of concentration
47% suffer from post traumatic stress disorder
39% suffer from clinical depression
32% have panic attacks
Even if it isn’t a bully that you are dealing with, you can see how seriously these types of situations affect your stress. When your stress is high, your ability to deal with the regular demands of life is compromised. The simple things often become too much to handle.
Make 2011 the year to get on-the-right-track when dealing with your difficult person/confrontation or bully. Take care of yourself first before you worry about dealing with the other person.
Surf the internet for stress articles, check out my office advice blog: http://on-the-right-track.com/office-advice-blog/ for ongoing articles, and search this blog for previous postings as well.
Expect to be stressed. Anticipate it so that you can deal with it as well.
We are having a Stress Strategies & Solutions webinar at 2pm on February 1st. To sign up for it, email Krysia@on-the-right-track.com and use the code DWDP2011 for a $10 reduction (only $89).