How to spot the early signs of stress and burnout

How to spot the early signs of stress and burnout

Stress became the silent killer in our life. More of us will die from a stress-related illness such as heart disease and stroke than from infection or old age. Work-related diseases account for an estimated 2.4 million deaths worldwide each year, 200,000 of which are in Europe according to European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. And apart from this shocking data, there are huge costs related to the pressure employees suffer in the workplace like cost of absenteeism, cost of presenteeism - when employees coming to work disengaged, tired, unmotivated and too stressed to work. And finally the cost of staff turnover.

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Self-reflection is more than an armchair revolution

Self-reflection is more than an armchair revolution

Being introspective is part of the human condition. Reflection is a natural activity, and often chaotic. It is like an intellectual wandering with no end product. In order to get the most out of it we should add structure to how to self-reflect in a deeper, organized way where the focus is on learning and creating new awareness which leads to actions. According to researchers self-reflection cannot be learned from books in isolation, because it is an experiential learning.

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