For many of us, the workplace represents our biggest generator of stress. We constantly feel the need to be more productive, more effective, and faster than we were before.
Every week it seems that we have more duties to perform and less time to do it. That is a perfect recipe for stress, anxiety and, eventually burnout.
In the face of the anxiety that overwhelms us we look for instant solutions to calm us down. We indulge in fast food, overload on caffeine, deprive ourselves of sleep, and spend inordinate amounts of time on social media or in front of the TV screen.
The ironic thing is that all of these instant remedies are actually counter-productive. They weaken our immune system, produce more of the stress hormone cortisol and feed the stress loop.