I don’t like Mondays …

20May10

Bob Geldof was right …

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’t like Mondays

Tell me why

I don’y like

I don’t like (tell me why)

I don’t like Mondays …

So sang the Boomtown Rats way back in 1979 and new research by the mental health charity, MIND, reveals that Geldof ‘s words are as apt today as they were over thirty years ago.

In fact the report, commissioned by MIND as part of a survey designed to persuade employers to improve working environments and for employees to “reclaim their lunchbreaks”, states that ‘The recession is raising stress levels so high that a quarter of workers are finding their weekends ruined by the Sunday blues – a dread of going back to the office the next day’.

Causes and effects of The Sunday Blues include:

*          Interrupted sleep patterns

*          High rates of illness

*          Reports of extensive low morale

*          High rates of unpaid overtime

*          Lack of work/life balance

*          Extra duties taken on by staff in recession-reduced work forces

Such stresses are detrimental to long-term health both physically and mentally. As MIND’s Chief Executive, Paul Farmer, points out in The Observer newspaper “Considering how much time we spend at work, it is hardly surprising it can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing … the emotional fallout of the recession doesn’t just centre on people who have lost their jobs but on people who are struggling to cope with the extra demands of working harder, longer hours and under more pressure as their employers battle for survival.”

Does this sound familiar to you? Do you feel that your life is off kilter and that work and its associated stresses are getting you down? Hypnosis can help. It may not be able to file those papers on your desk or answer the fourteen voicemails that came in while you were in that meeting with accounts but it can help you to manage your responses to stressful situations and to feelings of anxiety, putting you back in the driving seat with the volume turned loud and singing along to a different tune … something by The Happy Mondays, perhaps?

www.hypnosisselfhelp.co.uk/Hypnotherapy-for-Anxiety-and-Stress/prod_5.html

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