Performance, work pressure and work life balance

Work lies at the heart of every community, from the smallest tribe to the biggest civilization. Work supports society, gives structure and purpose to life, keeps the body and brain occupied and promotes a sense of satisfaction. When work is rewarding and enjoyable, it can provide a lifetime's worth of wealth and fulfilment. However, when it causes unhappiness and stress, it can make life utterly miserable.

Work related stress is a growing problem in Britain. Increasing numbers of people report feeling undervalued, overworked, underpaid and unfulfilled in the workplace - feelings that can lead to further complications with mental health. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and even suicidal thoughts can all be triggered by work related stress, along with physical health problems, relationship issues, sleep loss and feelings of self-doubt and inferiority.

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