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What Causes the Most Stress at Work?

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That pressing deadline is keeping you up at night. The overly stressed co-worker is reminding you about your job insecurities every day. The helicopter manager that won’t trust your moves. The never-happening promotion that keeps you down. Yes, work can be quite a stressor.

Beyond affecting our performance and productivity, stress at work directly impacts our overall well-being. 80% of workers feel stress on the job, according to Attitudes in the American Workplace study.

Honestly, no one is surprised by these statistics. There’s no shock factor, just the pure truth: the workplace is stressful, and with job burnout on the rise, it’s not surprising that 72% of employees believe workers today have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.

But, stress takes on many shapes, and it stems from a million different places. Even when you work together, what’s bugging you might not also be a thought in your coworkers’ head.

According to a StressPulse survey, the leading causes of stress at work can be attributed to:

  • 46% Workload
  • 28% People Issues
  • 20% Juggling Work/Personal Lives
  • 6% Lack of Job Security

Is this accurate? We want to bring in the power of the GR8NESS community to see what’s genuinely stressing you at work. Join the survey below and let your voice be heard. As always, we’ll be coming back with curated content to help you navigate these work-related stressors and make sure your workplace can turn into a Zen place – or become at least less stressful.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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