Topic: emotional health

Meditation: Sitting Still Is The New Career Move

Meditation: Sitting Still Is The New Career Move

No doubt you have already heard about the benefits of meditation—decreased stress and anxiety, greater focus, and increased creativity. You may have even meditated on occasion, even without developing a consistent practice.

What you may not have realized is that institutions filled with ambitious, stressed-out high achievers working in very intense environments have started to teach meditation to help improve performance. More »

New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

New Survey: Women Experience More Work Stress Than Men

Thirty-five percent of American workers are chronically stressed this year, but hey, that’s actually great news! Last year, a whopping 41% of workers said the same, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. But there are some fascinating differences in how men and women experience work stress: Namely, women are significantly more stressed out than men. More »

Research Suggests Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health And Your Job

Research Suggests Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health And Your Job

It’s hard balancing a career and a social life; sure, you’d like to hit up a happy hour with all your gal pals after work, but you can only muster up the energy required to put on a Lifetime movie and order a burrito. But you may want to think again before flaking out on your friends for the nth time — new research suggests that loneliness can result in a weakened immune system and a greater sensitivity to pain. More »

‘My Co-Worker’s Most Annoying Habit’: 9 Incredibly Aggravating True Stories

'My Co-Workerâs Most Annoying Habit': 9 Incredibly Aggravating True Stories

It’s Friday afternoon: Are your co-workers driving you crazy yet? Take comfort in the fact that there’s no way your grating cubicle neighbor can possibly be as annoying as the co-workers you’re about to read about. Read on for horror stories including the assistant who secretly kept a pet bird in her office, the guy who responded to each email verbally, the woman who started each morning with a “private” call to her boyfriend, and more than a few knuckle-crackers and throat-clearers.
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True Stories From People Whose Jobs Drove Them Crazy — Literally

True Stories From People Whose Jobs Drove Them Crazy â Literally

When a new study emerged last week reporting that 27% of workers in 24 countries said their workplaces are bad for their psychological health, we got to thinking about the language we use to describe office frustration. We’ve all said, “My job is driving me crazy.” But for some people, work really can do real psychological harm. So I reached out to hear from people whose jobs really drove them crazy (with apologies for the non-PC language). Here are stories from people who ended up medicated, in therapy, or emotionally broken down because of work. Proceed with caution. More »