Currently one in every six people in the Australian workforce spend more than 59 hours per week on work related duties. A pattern such as this, unchecked over a prolonged period of time is a concerning recipe for potential burnout, crisis, illness and fatigue. Over the course of a 12 month period we undertook a study to identify the major reasons people (who held any level of paid employment ) had chosen to make an initial appointment to consult with a Guidelight Psychologist.
In a previous blog article, I commented that as an overall average, 53% of clients initially seeking our professional guidance and assistance indicated the primary reason they were no longer thinking & feeling at their best, was because of problems they were encountering in their relationships with other selected people in their lives.
Another 23% of clients ( in that particular year of our study ) indicated the primary reason they were no longer thinking & feeling at their best, was because of problems they were encountering in managing the elevated levels of stress in their lives.
While it is concerning to see that in total more than three quarters ( 76% ) of people who we assisted were aware that work related stress and/or relationship issues were diminishing their quality of life, the good news is that it is very reassuring to recognise that you are not alone ( nor inadequate ) should you presently find yourself with diminished enjoyment of life because of elevated stress levels.
An even better piece of news is how effective the range of tools, strategies and techniques that we show clients how to expand upon, from within our field of positive psychology expertise, can rapidly renew and inspire a person to begin enjoying the best of their life again.
We look forward to talking with you in confidence soon, should you wish to learn more together.
Contact us for a confidential consultation on 07 5527 0123