In our ever-connected world, it’s pretty easy to feel overloaded. Whether it’s your smartphone incessantly buzzing, emails piling up or work deadlines looming, it seems like we never get the opportunity to properly switch off.
In fact, insurance giant AXA found that British adults are suffering a stress “epidemic” because of the “always on” workplace culture.
A study of 4,000 adults found that four out of five of us feel stressed during the working week, while almost one in 10 were stressed all the time.
While the stress response can be a useful drive that helps you take action, feel more energised and get results, regularly feeling overwhelmed during the working day can lead to serious mental health problems like anxiety and depression.