A little pressure can be motivating, but a whopping 94% of workers report feeling over-stressed at work.
When it’s too high or goes on for too long, the overwhelm can chip away at your confidence. In the long run it can cause you to stop caring.
On top of the
burnout, most people take their work stress home. I have never met anyone who
is immune to the occasional bad day, but 79% of men and 61% of women who have chronic
workplace stress say it affects their home life.
With 100,000+ hits on YouTube at last check, you may have already seen this adorable video of the little girl who is given a paperclip as a gift. Beyond being seriously cute (almost as cute as the little girl that rules my house with glitter and tutus) it has a beautiful message about gratitude. It got me thinking, why is gratitude so important? It feels good and doesn’t take much effort, but what is it affecting?